March 20, 1984 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
Light Heavyweight (2004-2008) (2010-present)
|Reach||81 in (206 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Zadar, Croatia|
|Team||University of Fighting |
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Years active||2004–present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Goran Reljić (born March 20, 1984) is a Croatian mixed martial artist.
Mixed martial arts career
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
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. Reljic lost the fight via unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the bout 29-28.
Reljic returned to the light heavyweight division and faced Krzysztof Soszynski on November 13, 2010 at UFC 122. After losing the fight via unanimous decision, Reljic was released from the promotion.
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 then faced Nikolay Osokin at Draka 13 on August 30, 2013. Reljić won the bout via TKO (kick to the body) in round one.
In his debut for the Rizin Fighting Federation, Reljić faced Vadim Nemkov on December 29, 2015. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
- Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||15 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||15–6||Vadim Nemkov||TKO (punches)||Rizin Fighting Federation: Saraba||December 29, 2015||1||2:58||Saitama, Japan||Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Loss||15–5||Tomasz Narkun||KO (punches)||KSW 32: Road To Wembley||October 31, 2015||1||1:55||London, England||Lost KSW Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||15–4||Attila Végh||Decision (split)||KSW 31||May 23, 2015||3||5:00||Gdańsk, Poland||Won the vacant KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||14–4||Tomasz Narkun||Decision (majority)||KSW 29||December 6, 2014||3||5:00||Cracow, Poland||Title eliminator.|
|Win||13–4||Karol Celinski||Decision (unanimous)||KSW 26||March 22, 2014||3||5:00||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||12–4||Nikolay Osokin||TKO (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.
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|
- Intervju Goran Reljić: Da biste bili dobar borac morate biti sebični i uvijek tražiti najbolje za sebe(Croatian)
- "UFC 84 Fight Card". ufc.com. February 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- "C.B. Dollaway vs. Goran Reljic reportedly on tap for UFC 110 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
- "Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic at UFC 116". truefighting.webs.com.com. Retrieved 2010-05-02.
- "UFC 116 LIVE RESULTS AND PLAY-BY-PLAY". mmaweekly.com. 2010-07-03.
- "Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic targeted for UFC 122 in Germany". mmajunkie.com.com. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
- "Goran Reljic released by UFC after third consecutive loss". fiveouncesofpain.com.com. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
- Reljić prije meča za KSW naslov: Svjestan sam da jedino mogu pobijediti prekidom(Croatian)
- "MICHAL MATERLA WINS RUBBER MATCH WITH JAY SILVA, RETAINS 185-POUND TITLE AT KSW 26". sherdog.com. March 22, 2014.
- KSW 29 Results: ‘Reload’ Play-by-Play & Updates