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Staredowns! Jan Blachowicz and Aleksander Rakic mash faces at UFC Vegas 54 weigh-ins

Faceoffs don’t get any closer than the one we just saw from UFC Vegas 54 main eventers Jan Blachowicz and Aleksander Rakic.

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Jan Blachowicz and Aleksander Rakic got as close as close gets during the UFC Vegas 54 weigh-in staredowns, pressing their faces together as they locked eyes in an intense face-off. Things didn’t get out of control as Blachowicz established nostril dominance over Rakic, pressing his opponent’s nose to the side.

Blachowicz and Rakic are set to fight in the main event of UFC Vegas 54 on Saturday (May 14, 2022) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blachowicz is coming off a disappointing second round submission loss to Glover Teixeira that cost him his Light Heavyweight title. Rakic is on his way up in the division, having gone 14-2 in his career and 6-1 in UFC with his sole promotional defeat a split decision against Volkan Oezdemir.

Take a look at the two Light Heavyweights facing off:

In the co-main event, Ryan Spann stayed frosty in his sunglasses and Ion Cutelaba touched foreheads during their staredown and then jockeyed in front of “Superman.” Watch that:

Things were much more friendly between Frank Camacho and Manuel Torres as they got a selfie for their faceoff:

Check out some of the other faceoffs from the UFC Vegas 54 weigh-ins below:

UFC Vegas 54 goes down on Sat., May 14, 2022, from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can catch all the action on ESPN2 or ESPN+ with the “Prelims” undercard starting at 7:30 p.m. ET and the main card kicking off at 10 p.m. ET.


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