Photo of Mirko Cro Cop
Team Cro Cop Squad Gym
Age 44
Gender Male
Height 6' 2"
Weight Class Heavyweight

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.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 38-12-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 17 years, 1 month, 11 days
Rounds Fought 69.3
Avg. Fights/Year 2.9
Longest Layoff 1 year, 5 months, 14 days
Quickest Turnaround 2 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 28 6 3
Losses 6 2 3
Finish Rate 91.9%
Finished Rate 72.7%
Win by Decision Rate 8.1%
Loss by Decision Rate 27.3%
Win by KO Rate 75.7%
Loss by KO Rate 54.5%
Win by SUB Rate 16.2%
Loss by SUB Rate 18.2%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

9 Wins

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:21
Fastest KO 00:21
Fastest SUB 00:41
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 05:04
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.1
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 10:15
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 02/16/2019 W
(37-11-2)
Roy Nelson
(23-16-0)
HW
(234.5 vs. 259.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 216
3 5:00
NSF 09/30/2018 W
(36-11-2)
Roque Martinez
(11-2-2)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Rizin Fighting Federation 13
1 4:58
NSF 12/31/2017 W
(35-11-2)
Tsuyoshi Kohsaka
(1-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Rizin Fighting Federation - Grand Prix Finale
1 1:02
NSF 12/31/2016 W
(33-11-2)
Amir Aliakbari
(4-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Rizing Fighting Federation - 2016 Grand Prix - Final Round
1 0:00
NSF 12/31/2016 W
(33-11-2)
Baruto Kaito
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Rizing Fighting Federation - 2016 Grand Prix - Final Round
1 0:00
NSF 12/29/2016 W
(32-11-2)
Muhammed Lawal
(20-5-0)
TKO/RSC
Rizin Fighting Federation - 2016 Grand Prix - Second Round
2 0:00
NSF 09/25/2016 W
(31-11-2)
Myung Hyun-Man
(2-2-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Rizin Fight Federation 2
1 2:20
Official MMA Fight Results 04/11/2015 W
(30-11-2)
Gabriel Gonzaga
(16-9-0)
HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC Fight Night 64: CroCop vs Gonzaga
3 3:30
NSF 12/31/2014 W
(29-11-2)
Satoshi Ishii
(10-4-1)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014
2 5:00
NSF 08/23/2014 W
(28-11-2)
Satoshi Ishii
(10-3-1)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Inoki Genome Fight 2
2 2:37
NSF 11/08/2013 L
(28-10-2)
Aleksei Oleinik
(46-9-1)
Submission (Choke)
Legend - Part 2: Intrusion
1 0:00
NSF 12/31/2012 W
(27-10-2)
Shinichi Suzukawa
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 12/31/12
1 1:18
Official MMA Fight Results 10/29/2011 L
(27-9-2)
Roy Nelson
(15-6-0)
HW
(235.0 vs. 252.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz
3 1:30
Official MMA Fight Results 03/19/2011 L
(27-8-2)
Brendan Schaub
(6-1-0)
HW
(229.0 vs. 245.0)
KO (Strike)
UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
3 3:44
Official MMA Fight Results 09/25/2010 L
(27-7-2)
Frank Mir
(13-5-0)
HW
(227.0 vs. 252.0)
KO (Knee)
UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop
3 4:02
Official MMA Fight Results 06/12/2010 W
(26-7-2)
Pat Barry
(4-2-0)
HW
(235.0 vs. 248.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin
3 4:30
Official MMA Fight Results 02/20/2010 W
(25-7-2)
Anthony Perosh
(10-5-0)
HW
(233.0 vs. 216.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez
2 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/19/2009 L
(25-6-2)
Junior Dos Santos
(8-1-0)
HW
(226.0 vs. 236.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
3 2:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/13/2009 W
(24-6-2)
Mostapha al Turk
(6-4-0)
HW
(233.0 vs. 236.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 99: The Comeback
1 3:06
NSF 12/31/2008 W
(23-6-2)
Hong Man Choi
(1-2-0)
TKO/RSC
K-1 Dynamite
1 6:32
NSF 09/23/2008 NC
(23-6-2)
Alistair Overeem
(28-11-0)
No Contest
Dream 6 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
1 0:00
NSF 03/14/2008 W
(22-6-2)
Tatsuya Mizuno
(3-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Dream 1- Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 (opening round)
1 0:56
Official MMA Fight Results 09/08/2007 L
(22-5-2)
Cheick Kongo
(10-3-1)
HW
(220.0 vs. 231.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/21/2007 L
(22-4-2)
Gabriel Gonzaga
(7-1-0)
HW
(225.0 vs. 243.0)
KO (Kick)
UFC 70: Nations Collide
1 4:51
Official MMA Fight Results 02/03/2007 W
(21-4-2)
Eddie Sanchez
(7-0-0)
HW
(223.0 vs. 229.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 67: All or Nothing
1 4:33
NSF 09/10/2006 W
(19-4-2)
Wanderlei Silva
(32-5-1)
KO (Head Kick)
Pride: Final Conflict Absolute 2006
1 5:22
NSF 09/10/2006 W
(19-4-2)
Josh Barnett
(14-3-0)
Submission (Punches)
Pride: Final Conflict Absolute 2006
1 7:32
NSF 07/01/2006 W
(18-4-2)
Hidehiko Yoshida
(7-3-1)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel)
Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute 2006
1 7:38
NSF 05/05/2006 W
(17-4-2)
Ikuhisa Minowa
(32-23-8)
KO
Pride: Total Elimination Absolute 2006
1 1:10
NSF 12/31/2005 L
(17-3-2)
Mark Hunt
(2-1-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Pride: Shock Wave 2005
3 5:00
NSF 10/23/2005 W
(16-3-2)
Josh Barnett
(11-2-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride 30: Fully Loaded
3 5:00
NSF 08/28/2005 L
(16-2-2)
Fedor Emelianenko
(22-1-0)
HW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Final Conflict 2005
3 5:00
NSF 06/26/2005 W
(15-2-2)
Ibragim Magomedov
(14-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Body Kick)
Pride: Critical Countdown 2005
1 3:53
NSF 02/20/2005 W
(14-2-2)
Mark Coleman
(13-6-0)
KO
Pride 29: Fists of Fire
1 3:42
NSF 12/31/2004 W
(13-2-2)
Kevin Randleman
(15-9-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Pride: Shock Wave 2004
1 0:41
NSF 10/31/2004 W
(12-2-2)
Josh Barnett
(11-1-0)
Submission (Injury)
Pride 28: High Octane
1 0:46
NSF 08/15/2004 W
(11-2-2)
Aleksander Emelianenko
(3-0-0)
KO
Pride: Final Conflict 2004
1 2:09
NSF 07/19/2004 W
(10-2-2)
Shungo Oyama
(2-5-0)
KO
Pride: Bushido 4
1 1:00
NSF 05/23/2004 W
(9-2-2)
Hiromitsu Kanehara
(15-10-1)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Bushido 3
2 5:00
NSF 04/25/2004 L
(9-1-2)
Kevin Randleman
(14-7-0)
KO (Punch)
Pride: Total Elimination 2004
1 1:57
NSF 02/15/2004 W
(8-1-2)
Yoshihisa Yamamoto
(15-17-0)
KO (Punches)
Pride: Bushido 2
1 2:12
NSF 02/01/2004 W
(7-1-2)
Ron Waterman
(10-1-1)
KO
Pride 27: Inferno
1 4:37
NSF 11/09/2003 L
(7-0-2)
Antonio Nogueira
(20-2-1)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride: Final Conflict 2003
2 1:45
NSF 10/05/2003 W
(6-0-2)
Dos Caras Jr
(3-2-0)
KO
Pride: Bushido 1
1 0:46
NSF 08/10/2003 W
(5-0-2)
Igor Vovchanchyn
(46-7-0)
KO (Kick)
Pride: Total Elimination 2003
1 1:29
NSF 06/08/2003 W
(4-0-2)
Heath Herring
(22-8-0)
TKO/RSC
Pride 26: Bad to the Bone
1 3:17
NSF 12/31/2002 W
(3-0-2)
Kazuyuki Fujita
(6-2-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002: K-1 vs. Inoki
3 5:00
NSF 08/28/2002 W
(2-0-2)
Kazushi Sakuraba
(12-4-1)
TKO/RSC (Eye Injury)
Pride: Shock Wave
2 0:00
NSF 04/28/2002 D
(2-0-1)
Wanderlei Silva
(19-3-0)
Draw
Pride 20: Armed and Ready
5 3:00
NSF 12/31/2001 W
(1-0-1)
Yuji Nagata
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Punches)
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2001: K-1 vs. Inoki
1 0:21
NSF 11/03/2001 D
(1-0-0)
Nobuhiko Takada
(3-5-0)
Draw
Pride 17: Championship Chaos
5 3:00
NSF 08/19/2001 W
(0-0-0)
Kazuyuki Fujita
(5-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
K-1: Andy Hug Memorial
1 0:39
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class