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Igor Pokrajac Replaces Brandon Vera, Faces Thiago Silva At UFC On FX 3

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It appears that Brandon Vera jumped the gun when he informed the UFC that he was ready to fight and wanted a rematch with the recently-reinstated Thiago Silva for his next bout. Although matchmaker Joe Silva granted Vera's request and booked the rematch for UFC on FX 3 in Virginia on May 15th, Vera went to the doctor after the fight was agreed-to only to find out that he could not be cleared to fight yet. Vera later apologized to the fans and the UFC for getting ahead of himself, but Joe Silva was already busy finding a replacement for Vera and now it appears he has one in Igor Pokrajac, according to a report from MMA Weekly:

With Brandon Vera sidelined due to injury, Thiago Silva will now face Croatian Igor Pokrajac at UFC on FX 3 in May. Sources close to the fight confirmed the new bout to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday with bout agreements issued for the May 15 light heavyweight tilt.

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Post #1   2/8/12 2:42:02PM   

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Posted by BuffaloDave

Vera injured pre-fight? On the bright side, it saves him from being injured in Octagon.

Probably see someone like Pokrajac take the fight, as a lot of the other LHW's have fights booked in the coming months.



Damn just give Joe Silva's job already

Post #2   2/8/12 2:45:32PM   

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Pretty good replacement. Silva runs through him imo

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Much better fight nobody needed a rematch to know thiago would murk him again!

Good scrap both love to bang but expect silva to win the exchanges and finish on the ground pounding away on top.

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I never gave Igor the time of day.
but he has done nothing but impress me.

good match up

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Pretty good replacement. Silva runs through him imo



I agree!

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Posted by BuffaloDave


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Vera injured pre-fight? On the bright side, it saves him from being injured in Octagon.

Probably see someone like Pokrajac take the fight, as a lot of the other LHW's have fights booked in the coming months.



Damn just give Joe Silva's job already



Good call... would have rather seen Bonnar tho.

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I like this fight. And i dont see it being as easy for Silva as everyone thinks.
Still should be a solid match up.

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I really like this fight, should be a war but iv'e gotta go with Silva here

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Posted by tn_rebel


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Posted by BuffaloDave

Vera injured pre-fight? On the bright side, it saves him from being injured in Octagon.

Probably see someone like Pokrajac take the fight, as a lot of the other LHW's have fights booked in the coming months.



Damn just give Joe Silva's job already



Good call... would have rather seen Bonnar tho.



Lol, I mentioned Bonnar somewhere else in that thread too. Probably get Bonnar/Vera win Vera is healthy now.

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This is a better bout IMO

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Silva via TKO. i want justice for Igor beating Soszinsky the way he did

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Good replacement but I think Igor is a better match up for Vera then he is Silva.

Thiago via tko

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Thiago wins this one I rekon. Good fight though.

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I dont know why everyone has always been so high on Silva? He has never beaten a top 10 fighter. and dont say alexander or vera was top 10. The two top fighters he has ever faced he got beat. Id say Little nog beats him as well as gustafsson jackson and possibly even bader. and of course the upper class fighters also sho gun evans jones and others. With that all said Silva wins- 30-27, 29-28 30-27.

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