Goran Reljić

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Goran Reljić
Goran Reljic.jpg
Born (1984-03-20) March 20, 1984 (age 34)
Zadar, Croatia
Other names Ghost
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 Zadar, Croatia
Team Renbukai Training Center
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2004–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 16
By knockout 5
By submission 6
By decision 5
Losses 6
By knockout 2
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]

Reljić made his professional MMA debut on April 4, 2004 against Bojan Spalević. Reljić won the fight via submission (armbar) in the first round. His second fight was against Andrej Bregar in Trbovlje, Slovenia. Reljić won the fight via submission (arm-triangle choke).

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Reljić 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 Reljić sustained a serious back injury and was replaced by Drew McFedries. He would not return to active competition for nearly two years.

Reljić finally made his return and faced CB Dollaway on February 21, 2010 at UFC 110, where he would be making his middleweight debut.[2] Reljić lost the fight via unanimous decision.

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

Reljić 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, Reljić was released from the promotion.[6]

Post-UFC[edit]

In his first post UFC fight, Reljić faced Goran Šćepanović on October 7, 2011 at BEFN 6, where he won by TKO in the first round.

Reljić then faced Rogent Lloret in a heavyweight bout on March 24, 2012 at Strength and Honor Championship in Geneve Switzerland. Reljić won the fight by TKO in 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.

Reljić then faced Nikolay Osokin at Draka 13 on August 30, 2013. Reljić won the fight via TKO (body kick) in the first round.

Reljić returned to KSW on March 22, 2014 against Karol Celinski at KSW 26. Reljić won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

In his debut for the Rizin Fighting Federation, Reljić faced Vadim Nemkov on December 29, 2015. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Bare knuckle boxing career[edit]

He made his debut in a bare knucke boxing becoming UBBADA world light heavyweight champion at BKB 7 event in Liverpool on September 9, 2017, defeating Ricky Nelder via unanimous decision. [8]

On next event he defended title against Jimmy McCrory on November 4, 2017. Fight was declared no contest because McCrory's jaw appears to be broken after a clash of heads.[9]

Bare knuckle boxing record[edit]

2 Wins , 0 Losses, 0 Draws, 1 NC
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time Notes
2018-03-24 Win England Kevin Thompson BKB 10 Liverpool TKO 2 2:00 Defended UBBADA World Light Heavyweight Championship. TKO due to a doctor stoppage.
2017-11-04 NC England Jimmy McCrory BKB 8 Coventry NC 1 N/A Retains UBBADA World Light Heavyweight Championship. NC due to a clash of the heads.
2017-09-09 Win England Ricky Nelder BKB 7 Liverpool UD 5 2:00 Wins UBBADA World Light Heavyweight Championship.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–8 Daniel Dörrer Submission (armbar) Mannheimer Hafenkeilerei 6 December 9, 2017 1 3:50 Mannheim, Germany
Loss 15–8 Mattia Schiavolin Decision (unanimous) Superior FC 15 October 29, 2016 5 5:00 Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany For Superior FC Middleweight Championship.
Loss 15–7 Kazbek Saidaliev Decision (unanimous) Akhmat Fight Show 23: Grand Prix Akhmat 2016 June 11, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia
Loss 15–6 Vadim Nemkov TKO (punches) Rizin World Grand Prix 2015: Part 1 - 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)[10][11] 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 Šćepanović 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 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 Mihajlović Submission (kimura) NS 3 - Noc Skorpiona 3 February 18, 2006 1 2:51 Šibenik, Croatia
Win 3–0 Nenad Đurić 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 Spalević 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. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  2. ^ "C.B. Dollaway vs. Goran Reljic reportedly on tap for UFC 110 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic at UFC 116". truefighting.webs.com.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  4. ^ "UFC 116 LIVE RESULTS AND PLAY-BY-PLAY". mmaweekly.com. 2010-07-03. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic targeted for UFC 122 in Germany". mmajunkie.com.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  6. ^ "Goran Reljic released by UFC after third consecutive loss". fiveouncesofpain.com.com. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  7. ^ "MICHAL MATERLA WINS RUBBER MATCH WITH JAY SILVA, RETAINS 185-POUND TITLE AT KSW 26". sherdog.com. March 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ Goran Reljić osvojio BKB bareknuckle naslov(in Croatian)
  9. ^ Poništen Reljićev meč za BKB naslov(in Croatian)
  10. ^ KSW 29 Results: ‘Reload’ Play-by-Play & Updates
  11. ^ [1]

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