The UFC Fight Night 32 main card ventured to the light heavyweight division for our fourth fight of the night as former Strikeforce champion Rafael Cavalcante would take on Igor Pokrajac. The former champ would come out with his first UFC victory tonight in Goiana over the Croatian fighter.
Cavalcante Batters Pokrajac
Igor Pokrajac got just what he wanted in a bout that saw a lot of clinch work and brawling strikes but it was not the result he wanted as Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante blasted him. Cavalcante weathered an early storm and clinch by Pokrajac to secure a Muay Thai clinch that he took full advantage as he teed off with big strikes that dropped the Croatian. Feijao has improved to 1-1 in the UFC, while Pokrajac has now gone four fights without a victory.
Rd. 1- Touch of gloves and we’re off. Pokrajac is swarming and Feijao isn’t backing down as he responds with hard strikes. Pokrajac clinches against the cage but Feijao works to the Thai clinch and he goes to work with huge knees to the body. Knees to the head now and Feijao drops the Croatian with punches. A few punches on the ground and that’s a wrap.
Rafael Cavalcante def. Igor Pokrajac via submission (strikes) at 1:18 of Round 1