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UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic – Here are the post-fight quotes from the event

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Rakic took place live from the Apex Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 30, and saw Aleksandar Rakic pick up a huge win in the main event against Anthony Smith.

If you missed the results, below are the same:

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic Full Results

  • Aleksandar Rakic defeated Anthony Smith via unanimous decision
  • Neil Magny defeated Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision
  • Alexa Grasso defeated Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision
  • Ricardo Lamas defeated Bill Algeo via unanimous decision
  • Impa Kasanganay defeated Maki Pitolo via unanimous decision
  • Zak Cummings defeated Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision
  • Alex Caceres defeated Austin Springer via first-round submission
  • Mallory Martin defeated Hannah Cifers via second-round submission
  • Sean Brady defeated Christian Aguilera via second-round submission
  • Polyana Viana defeated Emily Whitmire via first-round submission

Fight of the Night:

  • Ricardo Lamas vs. Bill Algeo

Performances of the Night:

  • Mallory Martin
  • Sean Brady

Post-Fight Quotes:

Aleksandar Rakic

“It feels amazing. My first main event and in the fight capital, I had a lot of pressure because many people from my home were watching and supporting me. The pressure is off my shoulders and I’m happy with my performance against a veteran and former title challenger. You know what’s next. The belt is next.”

Neil Magny:

“I feel great. That was a huge win for me. It definitely propels my career forward. I’m definitely a threat in the welterweight division. These guys already knew I was here, but it's just getting to the point where they can't avoid me anymore.”

Ricardo Lamas:

“I walked into this thinking it could maybe be my last fight. I didn’t want to walk away with a loss. I always said I don't want to leave this sport in the dirt. I want to leave with my head held high. That's a fight I can be proud of.”

Alexa Grasso:

“The only thing I want to prove clear is that I belong here and I belong at the top of the division. I’m here to prove that every time I step in the Octagon.”

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