towhatend Posted August 18, 2010 Report Share Posted August 18, 2010 Goran Reljic's return to the light-heavyweight division appears set. Reljic (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is expected to fight Krzysztof Soszynski (21-10-1, 4-2 UFC) at UFC 122, according to a source close to the event who told MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements are in place with bout agreements expected to be finalized shortly. Although not officially announced by the promotion, UFC 122 takes place Nov. 13 at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. No headliner has been announced for the overseas card, which ? as MMAjunkie.com first reported ? airs via same-day delay on Spike TV in North America. Reljic returns to the 205-pound division after a unsuccessful two-fight stint at middleweight in which he dropped back-to-back decisions to Kendall Grove and C.B. Dollaway at UFC 116 and UFC 110, respectively. The Croatian's whereabouts had been the subject of much speculation prior to his most recent fights. After a successful UFC debut at UFC 84 in which he floored veteran Wilson Gouveia, he was scheduled to take on Thales Leites at UFC 90. However, he was forced to withdraw due to a back injury. Then, he seemed to disappear from the scene altogether, though he made headlines in November 2008 when he saved two men from drowning after they crashed their car near his Croatian hometown of Privlaka. Reljic went undefeated as a light heavyweight before he moved down a weight class. Meanwhile, Soszynski is rebuilding after his most recent fight, a rematch with Stephan Bonnar at UFC 116. The fight arose after Soszynski earned a doctor's-stoppage victory (due to a cut) in February at UFC 110. He won the first frame of the rematcht on MMAjunkie.com's scorecard but took a vicious knee that set up a second-round TKO loss at UFC 116. Prior to the two fights with Bonnar, the IFL veteran took Brandon Vera the distance at UFC 102 this past August and fell short on the judges' scorecards. It was his first octagon loss after a three-fight win streak he posted in the wake of his appearance on "The Ultimate Fighter 8." It's not clear if Soszynski vs. Reljic will be part of UFC 122's preliminary or main card. http://mmajunkie.com/news/20322/krzysztof-soszynski-vs-goran-reljic-targeted-for-ufc-122-in-germany.mma This could very well be a loser goes home match. Reljic is obviously more in need of a win, but a loss for The Polish Experiment would put him on a two fight losing streak and bring his promotional record to 4-3. We've seen people get cut under stranger circumstances. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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