Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire, Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac Added To UFC 161
By Timothy J. Gilbert
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added two additional fights to their upcoming event UFC 161: Barao vs. Wineland. Announced via Twitter, the UFC declared bouts between lightweights Mitch Clarke and John Maguire, as well as light-heavyweights Ryan Jimmo and Igor Pokrajac.
England’s John Maguire (18-5) is currently on a two fight losing streak, coming off of unanimous decision losses to Matthew Riddle and John Hathaway. The two losses ended an impressive eight fight win streak that contained two UFC victories. His opponent, Mitch Clarke (9-2), had his nine fight winning streak end once he reached the UFC, since joining the organization he has gone (0-2) losing to John Cholish and Anton Kuivanen.
Fighting in his native Canada, Ryan Jimmo (17-2) is hoping to rebound from his decision loss to James Te Huna. Prior to his defeat, Jimmo was on a 17 fight winning streak after losing his first profession bout in 2007. Pokrajac (25-9 1NC) lost to Joey Beltran at UFC on FX 6, a ruling that was later overturned after Beltran tested positive for a banned substance. He lost to Vinny Magalhaes prior to this fight snapping his three fight win streak.
UFC 161 is set for June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg,Manitoba, Canada.