March 20, 1984|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
Middleweight (2009–2010) |
Light Heavyweight (2004–2008, 2010–present)
|Reach||81 in (206 cm)|
|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|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Goran Reljić (born March 20, 1984) is a Croatian mixed martial artist.
Mixed martial arts career
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
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 returned to the light heavyweight division and faced Krzysztof Soszynski on November 13, 2010 at UFC 122. After losing the fight via unanimous decision, Reljić was released from the promotion.
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 then faced Nikolay Osokin at Draka 13 on August 30, 2013. Reljić won the fight via TKO (body kick) in the first round.
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
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.
Bare knuckle boxing record
|2 Wins , 0 Losses, 0 Draws, 1 NC|
|2018-03-24||Win||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||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||Ricky Nelder||BKB 7 Liverpool||UD||5||2:00||Wins UBBADA World Light Heavyweight Championship.|
Championships and accomplishments
- Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||16 wins||8 losses|
|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)||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|
- "UFC 84 Fight Card". ufc.com. February 26, 2008. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- "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.
- "Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic at UFC 116". truefighting.webs.com.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-05-02.
- "UFC 116 LIVE RESULTS AND PLAY-BY-PLAY". mmaweekly.com. 2010-07-03.[permanent dead link]
- "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.
- "Goran Reljic released by UFC after third consecutive loss". fiveouncesofpain.com.com. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
- "MICHAL MATERLA WINS RUBBER MATCH WITH JAY SILVA, RETAINS 185-POUND TITLE AT KSW 26". sherdog.com. March 22, 2014.
- Goran Reljić osvojio BKB bareknuckle naslov(in Croatian)
- Poništen Reljićev meč za BKB naslov(in Croatian)
- KSW 29 Results: ‘Reload’ Play-by-Play & Updates