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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: (R-L) Jan Blachowicz of Poland battles Aleksandar Rakic of Austria in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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The Scorecard | UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs Rakic

See Which Five Fighters Impressed Us Most WIth Their Performance At UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs Rakic

Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Las Vegas, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at the UFC APEX.

1 – Jan Blachowicz

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: Jan Blachowicz of Poland reacts after his TKO victory over Aleksandar Rakic of Austria in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

I’m guessing it was not the way Jan Blachowicz wanted to get back into the win column, but a win’s a win, and in defeating Aleksandar Rakic, he now has a clear path to a shot at regaining his 205-pound title against the winner of next month’s clash between champ Glover Teixeira and challenger Jiri Prochazka. And before Rakic was forced out of the bout due to injury, Blachowicz did look back in form in the first round after appearing listless in his title fight with Teixeira. And though the fight was even heading into the third, Blachowicz appeared ready for three more rounds, which bodes well for him moving forward.

Jan Błachowicz Post-Fight Interview

2 – Ryan Spann

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: (R-L) Ryan Spann punches Ion Cutelaba of Moldova in a light heavyweight fight at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: (R-L) Ryan Spann punches Ion Cutelaba of Moldova in a light heavyweight fight at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Ion Cutelaba has caught a lot of people off-guard with his intensity both in and out of the Octagon, and that’s affected plenty of game plans on fight night. Ryan Spann wasn’t playing into any of it, not during weigh-ins, before their fight, and not when the bout began. Sure, Cutelaba had his moments, but the cool of “Superman” won out. With that co-main event win out of the way, now the Texan can look forward, and if he’s got his head right, he’s trouble for anyone at 205 pounds.

Ryan Spann Octagon Interview

3 – Katlyn Chookagian 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: (R-L) Katlyn Chookagian punches Amanda Ribas of Brazil in a flyweight fight at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: (R-L) Katlyn Chookagian punches Amanda Ribas of Brazil in a flyweight fight at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


You’ve heard the phrase that it takes two to make a fight, and while Katlyn Chookagian has won fight after fight, earning her a title shot and the number one contender’s spot at 125 pounds, she’s been criticized for winning all 11 of her UFC bouts by decision. Number 11 was last Saturday, but this one earned the “Blonde Fighter” her first Fight of the Night bonus. Why? Because she had the right dance partner who meshed with her to deliver that kind of compelling action. Styles make fights, and it takes two to make a Fight of the Night. As for Chookagian’s future, I’m guessing she will be cheering for Taila Santos to take Valentina Shevchenko’s flyweight crown next month, because if the Brazilian does score the upset, Chookagian is a no brainer to get the next shot.

4 – Davey Grant

Davey Grant comemora sua vitória no UFC Vegas 54

Davey Grant comemora sua vitória no UFC Vegas 54. (Foto por Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Davey Grant has been on such a run over the last couple years that many forget there was a time when many wondered if the Brit would ever fight again due to injuries, but since decisioning Grigorii Popov in November 2019, Grant has been active and a must see, compiling a 4-2 record that includes three knockout wins and four post-fight bonuses. Last Saturday’s KO of Louis Smolka was the latest addition to that slate, making it clear that “Dangerous” Davey is back for good.

Davey Grant Post-Fight Interview

5 – Michael Johnson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: Michael Johnson reacts after knocking out Alan Patrick of Brazil in a lightweight fight at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: Michael Johnson reacts after knocking out Alan Patrick of Brazil in a lightweight fight at UFC APEX on May 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


A look at Michael Johnson’s resume and it was hard to reconcile that the man who defeated Tony Ferguson, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barboza and Dustin Poirier may have been fighting for his job last Saturday. Unfortunately, a four-fight losing streak will put anyone in that position, but the artist formerly known as “The Menace” was in fine form at the APEX, with a blistering knockout of Alan Patrick putting new life into the career of the 35-year-old, who will still give anyone fits when he’s on his game.

HIGHLIGHT: Michael Johnson Stuns Alan Patrick In Round 2

UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs Rakic took place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. See the Final ResultsOfficial Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses — and relive all of the action on UFC Fight Pass.