Lima brothers with Mark Pavelich I recently had the opportunity to interview one of the icons of Mixed Martial Arts; and fellow Croatian Mark Pavelich. Mark is the owner and mastermind behind one of the biggest mixed martial arts organizations in the world, the Maximum Fighting Championships. The MFC is the stomping grounds for many up-and-coming MMA fighters and UFC … [Read more...] about The Croatian Crippler Goes One on One with Mark Pavelich
Photo: UFC.ca Anthony Perosh takes down Cyrille Diabate On Saturday night at UFC 138 the Croatian “Aussie” left the octagon as the victor via 2nd submission over Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate. The 39 year old Croatian proved tonight he has one of the slickest ground games in the UFC light heavyweight division. The victory ensures that his victory over Tom Blackledge was … [Read more...] about “The HIPPO” Submits “The SNAKE”
Photo: Sherdog Anthony “Hippo” Perosh Saturday, a less well known Croatian fighter will step into the Octagon at UFC 138 versus Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate. His name is Anthony “Hippo” Perosh of Sydney, Australia. You may recognize the name as a former opponent and training partner of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović, but Perosh is an established MMA and BJJ practitioner in his … [Read more...] about Watch For The “Hippo”
Saturday October 29th, 2011 at UFC 137 Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović stepped into the octagon for the last time against Roy “Big Country” Nelson. This date should be marked in Croatian sports history as the last time we see the Croatian legend step into a professional mixed martial arts fight. Unfortunately, Mirko did not leave the sport with a victory. “I want to fight like … [Read more...] about Farewell To A Croatian Legend
Photo: Dana White Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović (27-9-2, 4-5 UFC) will take on Roy “Big Country” Nelson (15-6, 2-2 UFC) this Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 137. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović Photo: Crocop.tk Strengths: K1 level striking, Great take down defense and Experience. Weaknesses: Age, Susceptible to knock out, Unwillingness to pull the trigger, … [Read more...] about Filipović vs. Nelson Showdown
Photo: UFC Roy "Big Country" Nelson vs. Mirko "CroCop" Filipović Mirko "CroCop" Filipović will make his return to the octagon on October 29th at UFC 137, against the Ultimate fighter 10 winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson. This is the last fight on CroCop's existing UFC contract and it might be the last time we see the Croatian legend fight in the UFC. Both fighters are … [Read more...] about Is This The End of The Line for Mirko CroCop ?
Photo: UFC Stipe Miočić was victorious on the big stage American born Croatian heavyweight Stipe Miočić made a succesful UFC debut Saturday night at UFC 136, keeping his unbeaten record intact by delivering a three round unanimous decision win over the tough veteran Joey "The Mexicutioner" Beltran. Miočić outclassed and outworked Beltran for all three rounds. Two … [Read more...] about Miočić UFC Debut A Success