Igor
Pokrajac
25-12-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 25-12-0, 1NC
Summary: Striking, Groundwork, Conditioning

Fighter Info

From: Zagreb Croatia
Fights Out Of: Zagreb Croatia
Age: 35
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
519
46% Successful
237
Types of Successful Strikes
0
237
58% Standing
30%
12%
138
70
29
Striking Defense
41
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
23
30% Successful
7
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
6
2
Takedown Defense
58
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Marcos Rogerio de Lima Dec 20, 2014
18 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Igor Pokrajac 3 0 0 0
Loss
Rafael Cavalcante Nov 9, 2013
16 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Igor Pokrajac 9 0 0 0
Loss
Ryan Jimmo Jun 15, 2013
65 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Igor Pokrajac 12 0 1 0
Igor Pokrajac Dec 14, 2012
48 0 0 0 R3 Overturned
Joey Beltran 65 0 0 0
Loss
Igor Pokrajac Sep 22, 2012
8 1 0 0 R2 Submission
Vinny Magalhaes 15 1 2 2
Win
Igor Pokrajac May 15, 2012
36 1 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fabio Maldonado 98 0 0 1
Win
Krzysztof Soszynski Dec 10, 2011
4 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Igor Pokrajac 21 0 0 0
Win
Igor Pokrajac Mar 3, 2011
17 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Todd Brown 15 0 0 0
Loss
Stephan Bonnar Dec 4, 2010
44 3 1 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Igor Pokrajac 23 0 0 0
Win
James Irvin Aug 1, 2010
11 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Igor Pokrajac 18 2 1 2
Loss
James Te Huna Feb 20, 2010
22 5 1 3 R3 KO/TKO
Igor Pokrajac 25 2 0 0
Loss
Vladimir Matyushenko Sep 19, 2009
44 4 1 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Igor Pokrajac 17 1 0 2

Biography

TRAINING: I didn’t change much from my routine that I do before my other fights. Mornings are reserved for strength and conditioning, afternoons are more for Thai boxing and grappling, and in between I’m doing lot of media related to the UFC 131 event in Canada.

Thoughts on opponent, Krzysztof Soszynski? I’m very motivated for this fight. I knew that I would fight with Krzysztof Soszynski soon and the fight came at the right moment; Joe Silva called me and asked me if I will step in because Anthony Perosh was not able to fight because of medical reasons. Krzysztof is a great and brave fighter. I’m coming to his country, but in Canada there also lives a big population of Croatians and I won’t be alone there. Therefore I will bring them what the UFC is all about - as real as it gets.

When and why did you start training for fighting? 1999. I started to train wrestling, and in 2001, I helped Mirko with his first fight in MMA against Fujita, with wrestling, of course. My first fight was in 2003. I find myself in the MMA world and I’m very happy to be a part of it.

What ranks and titles have you held
? I was ranked as top 10 in Europe.

Do you have any heroes? I like to say that I was born and raised in Cro Cop Team. My hero is Cro Cop.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My whole fighting career I was waiting for something big. I was very passionate and did my part of the job, training hard, and learning new things from top fighters like Mirko Cro Cop, Dean Lister, Marcio Corleta, Fabricio Werdum, Gilbert Yvel and many others. I was fortunate to train with those athletes, especially with Mirko, who made this all possible for me. UFC...it means everything to me, and as the leading organization in the world, I’m honored to be part of it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I’m still at University of Kinesiology.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I was a student.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Won Durata Grand Prix and the belt of Durata Grand Prix

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: All techniques from Thai Boxing

•    Protégé of Mirko Cro Cop

•    Has won 10 of his last 13 fights, his last nine wins have come by TKO or submission

•    Lost split decision to Assuerio Silva in 2006.

•    13 wins by KO / TKO; eight by submission.
 

Career

Trained With

Mirko Cro Cop
Mirko Cro Cop
27-10-2, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Stephan Bonnar
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