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Jan Blachowicz Spoils Homecoming For Igor Pokrajac

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For Jan Blachowicz, everyone inside the Zagreb Arena Sunday was against him, including opponent Igor Pokrajac.

However, Blachowicz kept his heavy favorite status from being spoiled, pulling out a decision victory at UFC Fight Night 86.

“It didn’t matter how I won,” he said, “all that matters is that I won.”

The 33-year-old Blachowicz (19-5) snapped out of a two-fight losing skid at the hands of Corey Anderson and Jimi Manuwa. He had made a splash in his Octagon debut two years ago when he finished Ilir Latifi as part of a six-fight win streak.

Pokrajac was making his return after winning three fights outside the promotion. He was born in Zagreb, Croatia and had the support of the crowd behind him.