Mirko
Cro Cop
31-11-2, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #15 Heavyweight
I've been a fighter all through my career as a public servant.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 41 fights.
Record: 31-11-2, 1NC
Summary: Left straight, left kicks, knockout power, experience

Fighter Info

From: Vinkovci Croatia
Fights Out Of: Zagreb Croatia
Age: 40
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 220 lb ( 99 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
535
44% Successful
236
Types of Successful Strikes
0
236
54% Standing
28%
18%
128
66
42
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
33% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
7
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
Apr 11, 2015
19
21
2
0
1
0
4
0
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop
Oct 29, 2011
30
32
0
2
0
0
0
2
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop
Mar 19, 2011
21
40
0
4
0
0
0
1
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop
Sep 25, 2010
25
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
Jun 12, 2010
42
25
0
0
2
0
3
0
R3 Submission
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
Feb 20, 2010
29
9
0
0
1
0
0
0
R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop
Sep 19, 2009
70
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
Jun 13, 2009
16
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Hong Man Choi
Dynamite!! 2008
Dec 31, 2008
14
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
NO CONTEST
Mirko Filipovic
DREAM 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Sep 23, 2008
33
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
R1 Could Not Continue
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Tatsuya Mizuno
DREAM 1: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 1st Round
Mar 15, 2008
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop
Sep 8, 2007
63
15
1
1
0
0
1
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop
Apr 21, 2007
19
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Cro Cop
Feb 3, 2007
20
5
0
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
Sep 10, 2006
21
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
Sep 10, 2006
26
10
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Hidehiko Yoshida
PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute
Jul 1, 2006
23
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute
May 5, 2006
12
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Shockwave 2005
Dec 31, 2005
50
33
0
0
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE 30: Fully Loaded
Oct 23, 2005
27
57
1
1
0
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fedor Emelianenko
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
50
10
4
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Ibragim Magomedov
PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005
Jun 26, 2005
15
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE 29: Fists Of Fire
Feb 20, 2005
12
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Shockwave 2004
Dec 31, 2004
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE 28: High Octane
Oct 31, 2004
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Aleksander Emelianenko
PRIDE Final Conflict 2004
Aug 15, 2004
15
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Shungo Oyama
PRIDE Bushido 4
Jul 19, 2004
9
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Hiromitsu Kanehara
PRIDE Bushido 3
May 23, 2004
60
14
1
0
2
0
3
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Total Elimination 2004
Apr 25, 2004
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Yoshihisa Yamamoto
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
19
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE 27: Inferno
Feb 1, 2004
4
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Final Conflict 2003
Nov 9, 2003
10
25
1
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Dos Caras Jr.
PRIDE Bushido 1
Oct 5, 2003
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Igor Vovchanchyn
PRIDE Total Elimination 2003
Aug 10, 2003
3
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE 26: Bad to the Bone
Jun 8, 2003
18
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Kazuyuki Fujita
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002
Dec 31, 2002
33
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE Shockwave 2002
Aug 28, 2002
19
3
0
2
0
0
0
1
R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
DRAW
Mirko Filipovic
PRIDE 20: Armed and Ready
Apr 28, 2002
21
11
3
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Other
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Yuji Nagata
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2001
Dec 31, 2001
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
DRAW
Mirko Filipovic
Nobuhiko Takada
PRIDE 17: Championship Chaos
Nov 3, 2001
9
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Other
Win
Mirko Filipovic
Kazuyuki Fujita
K-1 2001 Japan GP Final
Aug 19, 2001
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage

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

• 25 wins by KO, three by submission (guillotine, RNC, armbar)

• 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
15-8-0
( W-L-D )
Roy Nelson
Roy Nelson
21-11-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

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

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