UFC 161 results recap: Ryan Jimmo vs Igor Pokrajac fight review and analysis

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How did Ryan Jimmo beat Igor Pokrajac last night? Find out below

Two light heavyweights looking to get back on track duked it out last night (June 15, 2013) as Ryan Jimmo battled Igor Pokrajac on the UFC 161 main card in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Both men were hoping to leave a good impression with the Canadian fans but they each left the crowd with a bad taste in their mouths.

The early goings-on of the fight were downright ugly, with both men jockeying for position along the fence and trying to secure an advantage in the clinch. The crowd wasn't feeling it and neither was the referee, who separated them on multiple occasions.

Pokrajac finally broke from the monotony by landing a good right hand, but it happened too late in the round and Jimmo was able to recover and fire back.

The hometown Canadian responded by blasting Pokrajac at the beginning of the second round, dropping him and swarming for a finish but he couldn't put him away. Instead, Jimmo wrapped Pokrajac up and dragged him to the ground where he proceeded to enjoy top position and pretty much nothing else for the next three minutes or so.

The third round was pretty brutal, with Pokrajac shooting in for a takedown and seemingly getting it but finding himself reversed and winding up on bottom. This would be the way he finished the fight for the most part as he wasn't and to escape being on bottom against Jimmo, but didn't take much more damage.

In the end, the judges sided unanimously with Jimmo, but it wasn't exactly the type of fight that had the crowd buzzing.

One of the most frustrating things about this fight was the inability for either man to follow up when they scored big damaging blows. Pokrajac at least had an excuse considering his best shot landed at the end of the first round, but Jimmo's decision to work for a takedown and just hang out in Pokrajac's guard despite having him on the ropes in the opening seconds of the second round was downright perplexing.

Granted, Jimmo was able to grind out a decision with top control, but he had a chance to score an emphatic finish and really impress people and he couldn't do it.

For complete UFC 161 results, including blow-by-blow, fight-by-fight coverage of the entire event as well as immediate post-fight reaction click here, here and here.

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