UFC re-signs Mirko Cro Cop

Mirko Cro Cop is back in the UFC!

Cro Cop, whose real name is Mirko Filipovic, will return to the Octagon after four years away from the promotion.

Perhaps this second run in the UFC will be better than his first. The MMA legend first entered the promotion with plenty of high expectations due to his knockout highlights from his PRIDE days. The master of the head kick, however, never beat a true contender in the UFC, going 4-7 from 2007 to 2011.

With a record of 30-11-2, 1 NC, the 40-year-old fighter is coming off consecutive wins over Judo Olympic gold-medalist Satoshi Ishii in Japan. The Croatian also returned to kickboxing, winning the K-1 grand prix and going 1-1 under the Glory banner.

Since leaving the UFC, he has gone 3-1 in MMA.

 

Gab Pangalangan

Gab Pangalangan is a former collegiate national Judo champ and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DojoDrifter.com. You can find his other works in the Philippines' leading magazines and websites.
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