The Croatian MMA and Kickboxing legend has officially called it a career and announced his retirement today. Filipovic is going out on a high note after dominating the Rizin Open Weight Grand Prix and winning the title on New Years Eve. CroCop had to defeat three opponents in less then 72 hours and two of them occurred on the same night. The 42 year old looked like a … [Read more...] about END OF A LEGENDARY CAREER
UPDATE Stipe Miocic has succesfully defended his heavyweight belt with a first round knock out of Alistair Overeem. Miocic used his boxing, wrestling and ground/pound to secure the victory from top control. Overeem did test Miocic's chin early but was unable to impose his will and the Cleveland born Croatian took over for an overall dominating win. More to follow … [Read more...] about AND STILL UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!
The time has arrived for Stipe Miocic to realize his dream of becoming the undisputed Heavyweight champion of the world. On Saturday night at UFC 198 which takes place in Curitiba, Brazil, Miocic will meet current UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum in the main event. The Cleveland born Croatian is coming off an absolute destruction of former Heavyweight champion Andrei … [Read more...] about Miocic Looking To Make History In Brazil
Stipe Miocic answered his critics Saturday night in Las Vegas at UFC 195. In 54 seconds, the Cleveland-born Croatian-American took down former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski with ease. But more importantly, seconds after the win, you can see Miocic hollering at UFC president Dana White. It was heard around the UFC water cooler that Miocic was not in line to … [Read more...] about Miocic TKOs Arlovski In 54 Seconds
It appears the legendary Croatian fighter Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic has called it quits after over 20 years in proffesional combat sports. Yesterday morning Filipovic announced his withdrawl from his up coming fight and subsequent retirement from the sport. “Unfortunately I had to cancel the fight in Seoul,” the Croatian fighter wrote on his website, … [Read more...] about End To A Legendary Career UPDATED
For the first time in the short history of the Ultimate Fighter series we will have a Croatian fighter as part of the cast. His name is Vladimir "Vlado or Sunshine" Sikic (10-0-1). The man known as "Sunshine" couldn't of picked a better season to showcase his skills on. This season pinned as the Ultimate Fighter 22 USA vs Europe will feature the popular Irishman and Interim … [Read more...] about The Cripplers Pit Part 1 Continued
The Cripplers Pit will serve as a monthly update on all things happening in the world of Croatian mixed martial arts. If you are a Croatian fighter or you have news on anything in regards to Croatian mixed martial arts feel free to send me a message and I will add it to my monthly report. Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic The resurgence of CroCop in the UFC is in full … [Read more...] about The Cripplers Pit Part 1
A few weeks ago, UFC president Dana White, told the media it would be either Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic next in line for a crack at the UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. There has been speculation for weeks on who would get the next Heavyweight Title shot. Many believed Arlovski or Junior Dos Santos should be next and others would argue for Miocic or for a … [Read more...] about WHO’S NEXT?
UFC Fight Night 65 was officially announced by the UFC today. A heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt (10-9-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will headline the event in South Australia’s capital of Adelaide. According to the official UFC rankings, Stipe Miocic is ranked 4th in the world followed by Hunt at 5th. This fight has all the makings of a … [Read more...] about OFFICIAL: Miocic vs. Hunt