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UFC 161 Live Blog: Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac

Ryan Jimmo squares off against Igor Pokrajac on the UFC 161 main card.
Ryan Jimmo squares off against Igor Pokrajac on the UFC 161 main card.
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This is the UFC 161 live blog for Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

Jimmo, who is 1-1 in his UFC career, will face Pokrajac, who is 3-1 (with 1 no-contest) in his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 161 live blog below.

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Round 1: Yves Lavigne is our referee for this light heavyweight pay-per-view tilt. Pokrajac stalking early. Jimmo launches a right hand to the jaw. Jimmo muscles Pokrajac against the cage. Lavigne quickly breaks it up. Jimmo just misses with a haymaker right hand, then bulls Pokrajac back against the fence. Again, Lavigne quickly separates them. Pokrajac wades in with his jab. Jimmo fights off a single. Pokrajac working Jimmo against the cage, but Lavigne separates once again. Jimmo closes the distance then connects with a standing elbow on the way out. Pokrajac backpedals and Jimmo locks him back up against the fence. Lavigne warns the fighters to work, then separates the action. Leg kick from Jimmo. And another. Jimmo finds a home for his straight right. Pokrajac storms forward and smashes Jimmo with a looping right. Jimmo regains his bearing and answers with a big right hand of his own. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Jimmo.

Round 2: Jimmo opening up early. Big combination lands flush. Right hand drops Pokrajac! Jimmo swarms but can't finish. Jimmo winds up in top position with Pokrajac pressed against the fence. Jimmo unloads a salvo. The pace slows, with Jimmo working short punches and elbows from the top. This crowd isn't happy, and they're not shy about voicing that displeasure. More short shots from Jimmo. Lavigne warns the fighters to work. Pokrajac actually lands a few good punches from the bottom. Jimmo stands, eats a big upkick, then dives into side control. Short elbow connects for Jimmo. Slow round. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Jimmo.

Round 3: Touch of gloves kicks off this final round. Jimmo bouncing on his heels, closes the distance then muscles Pokrajac against the fence. Pokrajac secures a trip, but Jimmo rolls with it and winds up in top position inside Pokrajac's guard. Pokrajac controlling Jimmo's right wrist and working short elbows from the bottom. Jimmo frees his wrist and returns the favor. Lavigne wants action. He's not getting it. Jimmo tries to pass into half guard, but Pokrajac defends and snatches a guillotine. Pokrajac can't finish. More short elbows from the top from Jimmo. Pokrajac eats a big knee on the way up, but he still retakes his feet. More clinch work leds Lavigne to separate the action. Jimmo ties up to end the fight against the fence. The crowd is definitely unhappy about this one. Hard to blame 'em. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Jimmo.

UFC 161 results: Ryan Jimmo def. Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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