The main card is on ESPN+, starting at 9 p.m. ET, and the prelims are on both ESPN and ESPN+ at 6 p.m.
Smith (38-15, 8-4 in the UFC) is coming off a brutal TKO loss to Glover Teixeira in May. He has lost two of his past three fights, with the first of those defeats being an unsuccessful challenge of then-champion Jon Jones in March 2019.
Rakic (12-2, 4-1 UFC) also is coming off a loss. He dropped a split decision to Volkan Oezdemir in December — Rakic’s first loss in his UFC bouts and his first loss overall since his pro MMA debut in 2011. He had won 12 in a row.
The co-main event features the return of former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler after an absence of over a year. Lawler, who has lost his past three bouts and four of his past five, takes on Neil Magny, who has won two in a row, most recently a unanimous decision over Anthony Rocco Martin in June.
How to watch the fights:
Watch the main card on ESPN+. If you don’t have ESPN+, get it here.
There’s also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.
Saturday’s fight schedule
ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET
Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic | Light heavyweight
Robbie Lawler vs. Neil Magny | Welterweight
Alexa Grasso vs. Ji Yeon Kim | Women’s flyweight
Ricardo Lamas vs. Bill Algeo | Men’s featherweight
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba | Light heavyweight
ESPN/ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET
Maki Pitolo vs. Impa Kasanganay | Welterweight
Mallory Martin vs. Hannah Cifers | Strawweight
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Zak Cummings | Middleweight
Alex Caceres vs. TBD | Men’s featherweight
Saparbeg Safarov vs. Julian Marquez | Middleweight
Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire | Women’s flyweight
Sean Brady vs. Christian Aguilera | Welterweight