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UFC on ESPN 36: Jan Blachowicz set to meet Aleksandar Rakic

Top ranked light heavyweights Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic will meet in the main event of UFC on ESPN 36 in May.

It’s been almost six months since the No. 1 Blachowicz (28-9-0), 39, lost the title to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 last October. This is his chance to earn another shot with a big win over a surging opponent.

Meanwhile, Rakic (14-2-0), 30, has an opportunity to leapfrog to the top of the line and his first title shot with a win over the former champion. He has a two-fight win streak going, with Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith having been decisioned.

UFC on ESPN 36 is scheduled for May 14 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Scheduled bouts include:

#1 JAN BLACHOWICZ (28-9-0) VS. #3 ALEKSANDAR RAKIC (14-2-0)

#2 KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN (17-4-0) VS. #8 AMANDA RIBAS (11-2-0)

DAVEY GRANT (13-6-0) VS. LOUIS SMOLKA (17-8-0)

RYAN SPANN (19-7-0) VS. ION CUTELABA (16-6-1)

VIVIANE ARAUJO (10-3-0) VS. ANDREA LEE (13-5-0)

VIRNA JANDIROBA (17-3-0) VS. ANGELA HILL (13-11-0)

JAKE HADLEY (8-0-0) VS. ALLAN NASCIMENTO (18-6-0)

DANIEL PINEDA (27-14-1) VS. JAMALL EMMERS (18-6-0)

NICK MAXIMOV (8-0-0) VS. ANDRE PETROSKI (7-1-0)

FRANK CAMACHO (22-9-0) VS. ROBERT MANUEL TORRES (12-2-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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