Goran Reljić

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Goran Reljić
Born (1984-03-20) March 20, 1984 (age 30)
Zadar, Croatia
Nationality Croatian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Middleweight (2009-2010)
Light Heavyweight (2004-2008) (2010-present)
Heavyweight (2012)
Reach 81 in (206 cm)
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Zagreb, Croatia
Rank Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2004–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 13
By knockout 5
By submission 5
By decision 3
Losses 4
By decision 4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Goran Reljić (born March 20, 1984) is a Croatian mixed martial artist.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Reljic made his professional MMA debut at 2004 against Bojan Spalevic.Goran won the fight via submission (armbar) in the first round. His second fight was against Andrej Bregar in Trbovlje Slovenia. Goran won the fight via submission (arm triangle choke).

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Reljic made his UFC debut at light heavyweight against Wilson Gouveia at UFC 84, where he won in the second round by TKO. He then dropped down to middleweight.[1]

His next fight was slated to be at UFC 90 against Thales Leites, but Reljic sustained a serious back injury and was replaced by Drew McFedries. He would not return to active competition for nearly two years.

Reljic finally made his return and faced CB Dollaway on February 21, 2010 at UFC 110, where he would be making his middleweight debut.[2] Reljic lost the fight via unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the bout 29-28.

Reljic faced Kendall Grove on July 3, 2010 at UFC 116 and lost via split decision.[3][4]

Reljic returned to the light heavyweight division and faced Krzysztof Soszynski on November 13, 2010 at UFC 122.[5] After losing the fight via unanimous decision, Reljic was released from the promotion.[6]

Post-UFC[edit]

In his first post UFC fight, Reljic faced Goran Scepanovic on October 7, 2011 at BEFN 6, where he won by TKO at 1:31 of the first round.

Reljić then faced Rogent Lloret in a heavyweight bout on March 24, 2012 at Strength and Honor Championship in Geneve Switzerland. Reljic won the fight by TKO at 3:02 of the first round.

Reljić fought Jan Błachowicz in a main fight on KSW 22 for light heavyweight world title. He lost the fight via Unanimous Decision.[7]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–4 Karol Celinski Decision (unanimous) KSW 26 March 22, 2014 3 5:00 Warsaw, Poland
Win 12–4 Nikolay Osokin KO (body kick) Draka 13 August 30, 2013 1 0:47 Vladivostok, Russia
Loss 11–4 Jan Błachowicz Decision (unanimous) KSW 22 March 16, 2013 3 5:00 Warsaw, Poland For the KSW Light Heavyweight Championship title.
Return to Light Heavyweight. Fight of the Night.
Win 11–3 Gadji Magomedov Decision (unanimous) Draka 8 August 11, 2012 4 3:00 Nakhodka, Russia
Win 10–3 Rogent Lloret TKO (punches) S&HC 5 March 24, 2012 1 3:02 Geneva, Switzerland Heavyweight bout
Win 9–3 Goran Scepanovic TKO (punches) Bilic-Eric Security Fight Night 6 October 7, 2011 1 1:31 Zagreb, Croatia
Loss 8–3 Krzysztof Soszynski Decision (unanimous) UFC 122 November 13, 2010 3 5:00 Oberhausen, Germany Return to Light Heavyweight.
Loss 8–2 Kendall Grove Decision (split) UFC 116 July 3, 2010 3 5:00 Nevada, United States
Loss 8–1 C.B. Dollaway Decision (unanimous) UFC 110 February 21, 2010 3 5:00 Sydney, Australia Middleweight Debut.
Win 8–0 Wilson Gouveia TKO (punches) UFC 84 May 24, 2008 2 3:15 Nevada, United States UFC Debut. Fight of the Night.
Win 7–0 Waldemar Golinski Decision (unanimous) BE 2 - Boxing Explosion 2 August 2, 2007 2 5:00 Celje, Slovenia
Win 6–0 Tomek Smykowski Submission (armbar) CF - The Real Deal May 5, 2007 1 4:51 Maribor, Slovenia
Win 5–0 Petr Kelner Submission (armbar) Ultimate Fight - Challenge 1 December 9, 2006 2 3:47 Samobor, Croatia
Win 4–0 Bojan Mihajlovic Submission (kimura) NS 3 - Noc Skorpiona 3 February 18, 2006 1 2:51 Šibenik, Croatia
Win 3–0 Nenad Djuric TKO (punches) NS 1 - Noc Skorpiona 1 April 29, 2005 2 0:54 Zadar, Croatia
Win 2–0 Andrej Bregar Submission (arm triangle choke) Trboulje 1 - Croatia vs. Slovenia November 5, 2004 1 1:52 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Win 1–0 Bojan Spalevic Submission (armbar) UFD - Ultimate Fight Dubravc April 4, 2004 1 4:20 Zagreb, Croatia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC 84 Fight Card". ufc.com. February 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  2. ^ "C.B. Dollaway vs. Goran Reljic reportedly on tap for UFC 110 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic at UFC 116". truefighting.webs.com.com. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  4. ^ "UFC 116 LIVE RESULTS AND PLAY-BY-PLAY". mmaweekly.com. 2010-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic targeted for UFC 122 in Germany". mmajunkie.com.com. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  6. ^ "Goran Reljic released by UFC after third consecutive loss". fiveouncesofpain.com.com. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  7. ^ Reljić prije meča za KSW naslov: Svjestan sam da jedino mogu pobijediti prekidom(Croatian)

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