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
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
Mirko CroCop Filipovic will face the Brazilian Gabriel Gonzaga in Krakow, Poland on April 11th, 2015 as part of the UFC Fight Night 64 event. Gonzaga holds a devastating head kick knock out of Mirko back at UFC 70 and also took his title shot in the process. This has to be the Croatians worst and most devastating defeat to date and now he has a chance to avenge that loss in … [Read more...] about The Call Has Been Made!
Stipe Miocic has the biggest fight of his career coming up on December 13th versus Junior Dos Santos in Phoenix,Arizona. This week though Miocic finally launched his new website WWW.Stipe-Miocic.com. It also seems he now has a new nickname "The FireFighter" for his next bout. The new website feautures everything from candid photos to merchandise and even a few interviews with … [Read more...] about Miocic Launches New Website
The Croatian Crippler sent out a request to the various personalities in the Croatian MMA community asking for predictions in regards to Croatia's group stage fixtures. Not everyone wanted to play the predictor role but the ones that did provided some interesting predictions. " I'm not that into football but you gotta support your own right.. I … [Read more...] about Croatian MMA Personalities Offer Their Predictions