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UFC 161 results: Ryan Jimmo outworks Igor Pokrajac for decision win


Fifteen minutes of hard work was what it took for Ryan Jimmo to defeat Igor Pokrajac at UFC 161.

The Edmonton-based fighter outstruck the Croatian veteran 100-40 over the course of the fight and ground his way to a unanimous-decision win at Winnipeg's MTS Centre. The judges' scores were 30-27 across the aboard.

Round one was a bit of a stalemate, with neither fighter getting a considerable advantage, particularly with referee Yves Levigne exercising a quick trigger finger on restarts.

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Jimmo was the clear-cut winner of the second round. He rocked Pokrajac with a big right, and while he wasn't able to finish, he did control the remainder of the round on the ground. In the final round, Pokrajac scored a takedown, but Jimmo quickly reversed position. He stayed there much of the rest of the fight, fending off a Pokrajac guillotine along the way.

After the bout, Jimmo was disappointed in his performance. "I was coming off a loss, I fought really conservatively," said Jimmo. "I'm so sorry to all the fans for putting on not such a great fight.

Jimmo (20-2) got back into the win column after having a 19-fight win streak snapped in his last fight. Pokrajac, a native of Zagreb, Croatia, dropped to 25-10.

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