UFC 122 Live Blog: Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic Updates

This is the UFC 122 live blog for Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic, a light heavyweight bout on tonight's Spike TV event from the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.

Krzysztof Soszynski (24-11-1) of Team Quest was stopped by Stephan Bonnar in a rematch at UFC 116 in July. Croatian Goran Reljic (8-2) has dropped both his fights since his return from back surgery.

The live blog is below.




Round 1: Soszynski opens with a leg kick. Soszynski avoids a second leg kick and throws one to the body. Soszynski runs in with punches and Reljic steps away. Reljic's head kicks are blocked. Reljic with a leg kick and Soszynski quickly counters but comes up empty. Soszynski lands with a right and a left hand. Soszynski lands a body kick and slips. They exchange without any significant damage. Soszynski chases Reljic again. Reljic shoots and is stuffed. The referee separates them and they restart at 1:51. Reljic tackles Soszynski for the takedown into halfguard. Soszynski goes for his trademark kimura. Reljic hangs on. 10-9 Soszynski.

Round 2: Reljic with jabs and he eats a straight left. Reljic lands a body kick. Reljic times a punch and scores the takedown. Soszynski controlling Reljic, perhaps looking for the referee to stand them up. And they are restarted with just over 2:40 left. Soszynski stops a possible takedown and shoots in. They tie up in clinch. Soszynski with knees to the thigh. They are separated with 20 seconds left. Reljic's head kick is blocked. Soszynski shoves Reljic against the cage into clinch and continues to score points with short knees. 10-9 Soszynski.

Round 3: They exchange shots and Reljic shoots 40 seconds in. Soszynski sprawls and steps over to Reljic's back. Reljic rolls for a kneebar but Soszynski continues pounding away. Reljic gets to his feet but he's obviously worn from having to defend off the bottom. Reljic shoots for the double and Soszynski grabs a kimura. Soszynski extends it but Reljic escapes. Soszynski goes after the tired Reljic. Reljic pulls guard and Soszynski passes to side control. Soszynski drops big left hands. Reljic escapes to halfguard. Soszynski stands up with 10 seconds left and unloads on Reljic. 10-9 Soszynski. MMAFighting.com scores the fight 30-27 in favor of Soszynski.

Official Result: Soszynski wins via unanimous decision (30-27 3x)

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