UFC 259: Santos vs Rakic 03/06/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC 259 Santos vs Rakic 03-06-2021 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC 259: Santos vs Rakic 03/06/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make its first mark for the month as UFC 259 commences this Saturday, March 6. UFC Apex will be holding the event and the venue is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View is the best way to watch the matches through television while UFC Fight Pass holds the online live stream on their platform. The biggest draw for this fight card will be Israel Adesanya aiming to become a two-division champion by taking on Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title. The main card of the fight is another light heavyweight matchup as Thiago Santos goes up against Aleksandar Rakic. This match promises to be an exciting one as UFC 259 Fight Odds puts Thiago Santos as the underdog against Aleksandar Rakic.

UFC 259: Santos vs Rakic 03/06/2021

When: Saturday, March 6, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 259: Santos vs Rakic 03/06/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Thiago Santos +140 Aleksandar Rakic -160

Main Card

Thiago Santos

Thiago Santos is a veteran MMA fighter at the age of 37 years old and hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is nicknamed the “Marreta” inside the MMA cage and has his own fight stable at Team Marreta. Santos is a tall six-foot-two light heavyweight fighter and he carries a 21-8 professional MMA record in this fight against Aleksandar Rakic. 15 of his wins came from brutal knockouts with five decisions and a submission victory under his name. This fighter has been on a slump losing back-to-back matches after an impressive four-fight winning streak. His last match was just this November 2020 in UFC on ESPN 17. He took on Glover Teixeira and got submitted in the third round via rear-naked choke.

Aleksandar Rakic

Aleksandar Rakic is a tall fighter at six-foot-five at the light heavyweight who came all the way from Vienna, Austria. He has been representing Gym 23 and American Top Team for most of his career. Rakic is just 29 years old and has the ring name of the “Rocket”. His professional record is now at 13-3 with nine of those wins by way of knockouts. This is going to be his seventh fight in the UFC. His last match was a victory over Anthony Smith in UFC Fight Night 175 and it was a good bounce back from a tough loss. The fight went a mile and the judges ruled a unanimous decision win to Rakic.

Santos vs Rakic Betting Numbers

Record 22-3-0 16-2-1
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil Austria
Height 6’2″ 6’4″
Weight (lbs) 205 205
Reach (in) 76 78
Win by KO/TKO 71% 69%
Win by Submission 5% 8%
Decisions 24% 23%
Strikes landed per minute 4.36 4.66
Striking accuracy 48% 54%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.32 1.99
Striking defense 55% 53%
Takedown average 0.77 0.93
Takedown accuracy 40% 28%
Takedown defense 64% 89%
Submission average 0.10 0.20

Santos vs Rakic Betting Picks

These are two hard-hitting fighters that will be testing their knockout prowess right from the very beginning of the fight. Aleksandar Rakic has only one loss in the UFC from a split decision. He is going to be the best bet to win over Thiago Santos according to the best online sports betting website.