It will be a Croatian Festa on June 15th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as it was announced today that Igor Pokrajac will face Ryan Jimmo at UFC 161. It was announced last week that Stipe Miocic would also be on the UFC 161 card. With Pokrajac and Miocic both on the Winnipeg card it will be the first time the two Croatian fighters will compete on the same card.
Pokrajac posted three consecutive wins before his recent two-fight winless streak. The Croatian suffered a submission loss to Vinny Magalhaes in September and then a decision defeat to Joey Beltran in December. However, the Beltran loss was overturned and ruled a no-contest after the fighter failed a post-fight drug test due to an anabolic steroid.
Jimmo on the other hand is coming off a defeat to James Te Huna in his second outing in the UFC. His first fight with the organization was a quick knockout win over Croatian Anthony Perosh. Pokrajac will look to get back in the win column and avenge his friends loss with a win over the Canadian Jimmo.
This fight shouldn`t go the full three rounds as both fighters are vicous stand-up fighters with Igor possibly having the slight power advantage in his hands.
If your Croatian and always wanted to attend a UFC event this is the event to attend. Stay tuned for further updates on both fighters in the very near future.
Written by Mike “Croatian Crippler“ Rozic
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