Pro Record: 29-12-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Cro Cop Squad Gym
Age: 39
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 2 Inch(es).
Weight: 232 lbs.
Out of: Zagreb, Croatia
Born: Vinkovci,
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic is a Croatian law enforcement officer turned kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is also a former member (2003 - 2007) of Croatian Parliament. Filipovic has been successful in both K-1 and Pride Fighting Championships. On September 10, 2006, he won the Pride 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix, and in 2007 began fighting in the UFC. In 2008, Filipovic went to Japan to fight in Dream events and the Field Dynamite!! 2008 event. Filipovic is famous for his left high kicks, with which he has knocked out many of his opponents.

Mirko Cro Cop's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 08/23/2014 Win Satoshi Ishii Inoki Genome Fight 2 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage 2 2:37
NSF 11/08/2013 Loss Oleksiy Oliynyk Legend - Part 2: Intrusion Submission Choke 1 0:00
NSF 12/31/2012 Win Shinichi Suzukawa Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 12/31/12 Submission Arm Bar 1 1:18
10/29/2011 Loss Roy Nelson UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz TKO/RSC 3 1:30
03/19/2011 Loss Brendan Schaub UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones KO Strike 3 3:44
09/25/2010 Loss Frank Mir UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop KO Knee 3 4:02
06/12/2010 Win Pat Barry UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 4:30
02/20/2010 Win Anthony Perosh UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 2 5:00
09/19/2009 Loss Junior Dos Santos UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort TKO/RSC 3 2:00
06/13/2009 Win Mostapha al Turk UFC 99: The Comeback TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:06
NSF 12/31/2008 Win Hong Man Choi K-1 Dynamite TKO/RSC 1 6:32
NSF 09/23/2008 NC Alistair Overeem Dream 6 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final 1 0:00
NSF 03/14/2008 Win Tatsuya Mizuno Dream 1- Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 (opening round) TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 0:56
09/08/2007 Loss Cheick Kongo UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/21/2007 Loss Gabriel Gonzaga UFC 70: Nations Collide KO Kick 1 4:51
02/03/2007 Win Eddie Sanchez UFC 67: All or Nothing TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:33
NSF 09/10/2006 Win Wanderlei Silva Pride: Final Conflict Absolute 2006 KO Head Kick 1 5:22
NSF 09/10/2006 Win Josh Barnett Pride: Final Conflict Absolute 2006 Submission Punches 1 7:32
NSF 07/01/2006 Win Hidehiko Yoshida Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute 2006 TKO/RSC Corner Threw in the Towel 1 7:38
NSF 05/05/2006 Win Ikuhisa Minowa Pride: Total Elimination Absolute 2006 KO 1 1:10
NSF 12/31/2005 Loss Mark Hunt Pride: Shock Wave 2005 Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 10/23/2005 Win Josh Barnett Pride 30: Fully Loaded Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/28/2005 Loss Fedor Emelianenko Pride: Final Conflict 2005 Decision Unanimous Decision 3 Title Fight
NSF 06/26/2005 Win Ibragim Magomedov Pride: Critical Countdown 2005 TKO/RSC Body Kick 1 3:53
NSF 02/20/2005 Win Mark Coleman Pride 29: Fists of Fire KO 1 3:42
NSF 12/31/2004 Win Kevin Randleman Pride: Shock Wave 2004 Submission Guillotine Choke 1
NSF 10/31/2004 Win Josh Barnett Pride 28: High Octane Submission Injury 1
NSF 08/15/2004 Win Aleksander Emelianenko Pride: Final Conflict 2004 KO 1 2:09
NSF 07/19/2004 Win Shungo Oyama Pride: Bushido 4 KO 1
NSF 05/23/2004 Win Hiromitsu Kanehara Pride: Bushido 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 04/25/2004 Loss Kevin Randleman Pride: Total Elimination 2004 KO Punch 1 1:57
NSF 02/15/2004 Win Yoshihisa Yamamoto Pride: Bushido 2 KO Punches 1 2:12
NSF 02/01/2004 Win Ron Waterman Pride 27: Inferno KO 1 4:37
NSF 11/09/2003 Loss Antonio Nogueira Pride: Final Conflict 2003 Submission Arm Bar 2 1:45
NSF 10/05/2003 Win Dos Caras Jr Pride: Bushido 1 KO 1
NSF 08/10/2003 Win Igor Vovchanchyn Pride: Total Elimination 2003 KO Kick 1 1:29
NSF 06/08/2003 Win Heath Herring Pride 26: Bad to the Bone TKO/RSC 1 3:17
NSF 12/31/2002 Win Kazuyuki Fujita Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002: K-1 vs. Inoki Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/28/2002 Win Kazushi Sakuraba Pride: Shock Wave TKO/RSC Eye Injury 2 0:00
NSF 04/28/2002 Draw Wanderlei Silva Pride 20: Armed and Ready 5 3:00
NSF 12/31/2001 Win Yuji Nagata Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2001: K-1 vs. Inoki TKO/RSC Punches 1 0:21
NSF 11/03/2001 Draw Nobuhiko Takada Pride 17: Championship Chaos 5
NSF 08/19/2001 Win Kazuyuki Fujita K-1: Andy Hug Memorial TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage 1
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


Fighter Bio

Career

Mirko Filipovi? (born on September 10, 1974), often billed as Mirko Cro Cop, is a Croatian law enforcement officer turned kickboxer turned mixed martial artist. His professional name comes from his membership in the Croatian police's Anti-Terrorist Group, hence "Cro(atian) Cop".

Filipovi? has been successful in both K-1 and PRIDE Fighting Championships. On September 10, 2006, he won the PRIDE 2006 Open-weight Grand Prix, and in 2007 began fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Filipovi? is famous for his left high-kicks, with which he has knocked out many of his opponents. He holds notable wins over Josh Barnett, Wanderlei Silva, Kazushi Sakuraba and Mark Coleman in mixed martial arts, and against Remy Bonjasky, Peter Aerts, Jerome LeBanner and Mark Hunt in kickboxing. Filipovi? started his professional career in 1996 as a kickboxer, following the footsteps of his compatriot Branko Cikati?. Before turning pro, Filipovi? was said to have accumulated an amateur boxing record of 40-5 (31 KOs).[1] At the time, Filipovi? was working as a commando in the Croatian police anti-terrorist unit Alpha (stationed in Lu?ko near Zagreb), which earned him his nickname Cro Cop. He also fought several times early in his career under the nickname Tigar (Croatian for "tiger").