UFC 161 Play-by-Play: Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac

June 12, 2013
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Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac

Round 1: Jimmo strikes first with an outside leg kick.  Pokrajac moves forward with a right hand.  Jimmo presses him against the cage and lands knees to Pokrajac’s thighs.  The referee separates them.  Jimmo misses with a right hand and they clinch.  He presses Pokrajac against the fence.  The referee separates them after Jimmo lands a few knees to the legs of Pokrajac.  Jimmo steps in with a stiff jab.  Pokrajac moves forward and works to get the fight to the ground.  He presses Jimmo against the cage and lands a knee to the body.  The referee separates them again.  They clinch.  Jimmo delivers an elbow on the break.  Pokrajac moves forward and Jimmo ties him up. Before long the referee separates them.  Pokrajac presses forward.  They exchange jabs.  Pokrajac lands a hard right hand.  Jimmo fires back.  Pokrajac presses Jimmo against the cage.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo.

Round 2:  They touch gloves to start the second round.  Jimmo steps in with a jab followed by an outside leg kick.  Jimmo lands a right hand that knocks Pokrajac down.  Pokrajac scrambles back to his feet only to be taken down.  Jimmo postures up and lands a right hand.  Pokrajac says, “blah, blah, blah” to Jimmo’s corner who are shouting instructions.  Jimmo lands left hands.  Pokrajac returns hammer fists from the bottom.  Jimmo delivers short elbows.  Jimmo stands over Pokrajac and Pokrajac kicks him with an up kick.  Jimmo passes Pokrajac’s guard into side control.  He lands an elbow.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo.

Round 3: Pokrajac takes the center of the octagon.  Jimmo throwing big shots but not hitting his mark.  They clinch.  Jimmo presses Pokrajac against the cage.  Pokrajac secures a trip takedown but Jimmo reverses him as they hit the ground.  He works in Pokrajac’s open guard.  Jimmo lands short right hands and elbows.  He continues to work ground and pound. Pokrajac works for a guillotine choke as Jimmo tried to pass his guard.  Jimmo defends the submission attempt and goes back to landing short punches to the body and head of Pokrajac.  Pokrajac stands.  Jimmo presses him against the fence.  The referee separates them.  Jimmo lands a stiff jab.  Pokrajac unloads a right hand and they clinch.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo.

The judges score the fight for Jimmo by unanimous decision.  All three scorecards read 30-27.

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  • Maddawgmar

    That’s the Jimmo I expected to see the last fight. Dominate.