Mirko
Cro Cop
27-10-2, 1NC( W-L-D )
I've been a fighter all through my career as a public servant.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 40 fights.
Record: 27-10-2, 1NC
Summary: Left straight, left kicks, knockout power, experience

Fighter Info

From: Vinkovci Croatia
Fights Out Of: Zagreb Croatia
Age: 39
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 220 lb ( 99 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
489
44% Successful
215
Types of Successful Strikes
0
215
59% Standing
29%
12%
126
63
26
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
40% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
7
0
Takedown Defense
73
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop Oct 29, 2011
30 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Roy Nelson 32 2 0 2
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop Mar 19, 2011
21 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Brendan Schaub 40 4 0 1
Loss
Frank Mir Sep 25, 2010
25 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Mirko Cro Cop 19 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop Jun 12, 2010
42 0 2 3 R3 Submission
Pat Barry 25 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop Feb 20, 2010
29 0 1 0 R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Anthony Perosh 9 0 0 0
Loss
Junior Dos Santos Sep 19, 2009
70 0 0 0 R3 Submission
Mirko Cro Cop 22 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop Jun 13, 2009
16 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mostapha Al Turk 7 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
Dynamite!! 2008
Dec 31, 2008
14 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Hong Man Choi 4 0 0 0
Alistair Overeem
DREAM 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Sep 23, 2008
33 2 0 0 R1 Could Not Continue
Mirko Cro Cop 1 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
DREAM 1: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 1st Round
Mar 15, 2008
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Tatsuya Mizuno 0 0 0 0
Loss
Cheick Kongo Sep 8, 2007
63 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mirko Cro Cop 15 1 0 2
Loss
Gabriel Gonzaga Apr 21, 2007
19 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mirko Cro Cop 1 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop Feb 3, 2007
20 0 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Eddie Sanchez 5 0 0 0
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
Sep 10, 2006
26 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Josh Barnett 10 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
Sep 10, 2006
21 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva 5 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute
Jul 1, 2006
23 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Hidehiko Yoshida 4 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute
May 5, 2006
12 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Ikuhisa Minowa 3 0 0 0
Loss
Mark Hunt
PRIDE Shockwave 2005
Dec 31, 2005
38 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Mirko Cro Cop 23 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE 30: Fully Loaded
Oct 23, 2005
27 1 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Barnett 57 1 0 0
Fedor Emelianenko
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
50 4 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mirko Cro Cop 10 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005
Jun 26, 2005
15 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Ibragim Magomedov 1 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE 29: Fists Of Fire
Feb 20, 2005
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mark Coleman 3 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Shockwave 2004
Dec 31, 2004
1 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Kevin Randleman 0 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE 28: High Octane
Oct 31, 2004
0 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Josh Barnett 2 0 1 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Final Conflict 2004
Aug 15, 2004
15 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Aleksander Emelianenko 4 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Bushido 4
Jul 19, 2004
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Shungo Oyama 1 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Bushido 3
May 23, 2004
60 1 2 3 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Hiromitsu Kanehara 14 0 0 0
Loss
Kevin Randleman
PRIDE Total Elimination 2004
Apr 25, 2004
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mirko Cro Cop 0 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
19 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Yoshihisa Yamamoto 1 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE 27: Inferno
Feb 1, 2004
4 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Ron Waterman 1 1 1 0
Minotauro Nogueira
PRIDE Final Conflict 2003
Nov 9, 2003
10 1 1 2 R2 Submission
Mirko Cro Cop 25 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Bushido 1
Oct 5, 2003
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Dos Caras Jr. 0 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Total Elimination 2003
Aug 10, 2003
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Igor Vovchanchyn 4 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE 26: Bad to the Bone
Jun 8, 2003
18 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Heath Herring 4 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002
Dec 31, 2002
33 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Kazuyuki Fujita 2 3 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Shockwave 2002
Aug 28, 2002
19 0 0 0 R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Kazushi Sakuraba 3 2 0 1
Draw
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 20: Armed and Ready
Apr 28, 2002
21 3 0 0 R5 Other
Mirko Cro Cop 11 0 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2001
Dec 31, 2001
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Yuji Nagata 0 0 0 0
Draw
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE 17: Championship Chaos
Nov 3, 2001
9 0 0 0 R5 Other
Nobuhiko Takada 3 1 0 0
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
K-1 2001 Japan GP Final
Aug 19, 2001
1 0 0 0 R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Kazuyuki Fujita 0 1 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: Two sessions a day, morning and evening

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started training for K-1 in 1994.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2006 PRIDE Open Weight Grand Prix Champion

Do you have any heroes? My father

What is your favorite technique? I’m a striker.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a new challenge.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a police officer, and was then promoted to Special Police which is an Anti-Terrorist unit called ATJ LUCKO. I then ran for the Croatian Parliament, representing the capital city of Zagreb, in 2003 and I was elected. I was fighting already when I was a police officer. I'm currently serving the Croatian Parliament (the equivalent of US Senate). So, it's not like I did something before I became a fighter. I've been a fighter all through my career as a public servant.

•    One of the most feared strikers in MMA history.

•    20 wins by KO / TKO

•    Win over Barry was Submission of the Night and his first submission win (via submission hold) since defeating Kevin Randleman in 2004 via guillotine choke.

•    Has defeated Kazuyuki Fujita, Kazushi Sakuraba, Heath Herring, Igor Vovchanchyn, Aleksander Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, Kevin Randleman, Mark Coleman, Ikuhisa Minowa, Hidehiko Yoshida, Wanderlei Silva in Japan.

Career

Key Opponents

Anthony Perosh
Anthony Perosh
14-8-0
( W-L-D )
Roy Nelson
Roy Nelson
21-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Pat Barry UFC® 115 LIDDELL vs. FRANKLIN
Win
Pat Barry UFC® 115 LIDDELL vs. FRANKLIN

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