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Aleksandar Rakic makes his debut on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to preview his light heavyweight fight vs. Thiago Santos at UFC 259.
0:00 Rakic discusses why he’ll be wearing the Serbian flag on Saturday while still recognizing his fans in Austria.
6:04 Looks back at losing his first MMA fight and discusses the athletes he looked up to growing up.
9:02 What it was like to train with Mirko Cro Cop.
13:56 Rakic explains the limited amount of training he and Santos have had together.
15:18 What he expects from Santos, who is coming off a loss to Glover Teixeira.
17:17 Rakic breaks down Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya and what he hopes is next for him with a victory.
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