UFC 140 Results Recap: Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Igor Pokrajac

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Igor Pokrajac reacts after knocking out Krzysztof Soszynski during the UFC 140 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

At UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida, Igor Pokrajac blitzed Krzysztof Soszynski, stopping the veteran in just 35 seconds via knockout. This was a Light Heavyweight fight, and was the last fight on the ION prelims. Pokrajac has won 3 of his last 4 inside the Octagon; Soszinski sees a two fight win streak come to an end here.

I have to admit, I was not looking forward to this fight much, thinking it would be a relatively basic affair. I was wrong. Pokrajac has shown he is a finisher in the past, and he proved it again here with this fast win, leaving his veteran opponent out cold unconscious after a barrage of punches. No one has dominated Soszynski like this since he fought Heavyweight Ben Rothwell in the IFL back in 2007. Just a fantastic showing for Pokrajac.

What was the high spot of this fight?

The final flurry from Pokrajac. Some guys have a killer instinct, some don't. Pokrajac has it in spades and showed it off here.

Where do these guys go from here?

Pokrajac gains great momentum with this win, but he's in a tough spot. The UFC Light Heavyweight division doesn't offer many easy match-ups, and Pokrajac will need to demonstrate those skills against an even tougher opponent next time out. A fight with Kyle Kingsbury makes sense to me.

Soszynski can face almost anyone in the jammed lower half of the division. He's a good veteran to test an upcoming name. But that was a serious KO, and he may need a bit of time off before we see him again.

Watch it now, later or never?

Now. It's 35 second long, and ends in a lights out total KO - what is stopping you?


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