Rafael Feijao TKO's Igor Pokrajac
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (11-4) vs. Igor Pokrajac (25-10)
Kevin MacDonald joins the light heavyweights in the cage.
They touch and we're started. Pokrajac forward hard out of the gate and these two are swinging heavy leather. Feijao backed into the fence. Inside knee from Feijao. Knees to the thigh from Pokrajac. Thai clinch knees from Feijao and Pokrajac is covering up and slowly falling to the canvas. Big rights and Pokjarac is finished.
Official Result: Rafael Cavalcante defeats Igor Pokrajac by TKO (Strikes) at 1:18 of Round 1.
Analysis: This is the best "Feijao" has looked in a long while and it couldn't have come at a better time. After a bad showing in his UFC debut, this was the kind of powerful striking performance that made Cavalcante a champion in Strikeforce and a dangerous out earlier in this career. If he can reproduce this kind of performance consistently going forward, he could be a dark horse contender in 2014.