Aleksandar Rakic didn’t score an emphatic finish tonight at UFC Vegas 8, but the light heavyweight contender did cruise to one-sided win over Anthony Smith.

Round one

Rakic scored with a couple of calf kicks early and then he kicked Smith to the body. Rakic pounded in a couple more calf kicks and Smith returned the favor. Rakic fired in a couple more kicks to Smith’s calf and he fell to floor. Smith managed to grab a hold of Rakic’s leg and in the ensuing scramble, the latter wound up on top. Smith started working rubber guard briefly, and fight remained on the ground until the end of the round, with Rakic unable to land much.

Round two

Rakic scored with a calf kick right away as Smith advance. “Lionheart” planted a hard right and clinched up, but Rakic tossed him to the floor. Rakic worked from within Smith’s guard, and landed some punches from above. Smith tried rolling, possibly for an armbar, but Rakic defended. Smith attempted to get back to his feet but Rakick continued to toss in punches.

Round three

Smith was down two rounds to begin the third. Rakic tagged Smith with another calf kick moments in and then fired in several more hard kicks and punches. Smith clinched up, but once again, Rakic pushed him to the ground and took the top position. Rakic landed a few punches as Smith tried getting up. Rakic fired multiple knees to the thigh of Smith as well, and the latter fell back to guard. Rakic jumped back to his feet right before the final horn went, and raised his arms in victory.

Here are the complete results for UFC Vegas 8, which took place at the Apex Facility.

Aleksandar Rakic def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Neil Magny def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alexa Grasso def. Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ricardo Lamas def. Bill Algeo via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Impa Kasanganay def. Maki Pitolo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Zak Cummings def. Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Alex Caceres def. Austin Springer via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:38

Sean Brady def Christian Aguilera via technical submission (guillotine choke) R2, 1:47

Polyana def. Emily Whitmire via submission (armbar) R1, 1:53

Mallory Martin def. Hannah Cifers via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 1:33

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