UFC FN 64: Mirko “Cro Cop” Comes From Behind to Stop Gabriel Gonzaga
By FCF Staff
For much of today’s UFC Fight Night 64 headliner it looked like Gabriel Gonzaga was going to record another win over Mirko “Cro Cop”, but the legend came from behind to score a thrilling, stoppage win.
Gonzaga moved ahead on the scorecards in the opening two rounds, by taking “Cro Cop” down and controlling the action. Before round two concluded, Gonzaga opened up a large cut beside “Cro Cop’s” left eye.
In round three, however, “Cro Cop” wobbled Gonzaga with a cracking, standing elbow, and proceeded to batter and bloody the heavyweight with a series of follow up shots on the ground. After several more moments the bout was stopped.
The fight marked the second time the two had fought, as in 2007, Gonzaga KO’d “Cro Cop” with a head kick.
Here are the results from UFC FN 64, which took place in Krakow, Poland.
Mirko “Cro Cop” def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (elbows and punches) R3, 3:30
Jimi Manuwa def. Jan Blachowicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Pawel Pawlak def. Sheldon Westcott via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Maryna Moroz def. Joanne Calderwood via submission (armbar) R1, 1:30
Leon Edwards def. Seth Baczynski via KO (punches) R1, 0:08
Bartosz Fabinski def. Garreth McLellan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sergio Moraes def. Mickael Lebout via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yaotzin Meza def. Damian Stasiak via unanimous decision(30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Anthony Hamilton def. Daniel Omielanczuk via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Aleksandra Albu def. Izabela Badurek via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R2 3:34
Steven Ray def. Marcin Bandel via TKO (Punches) R2 1:35
Taylor Lapilus def. Rocky Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)