Full Contact Fighter Database







Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013

Report: Mirko “Cro Cop” Fighting Aleksander Emelianeko Next

"Cro Cop" (photo via K-1.tv)

By FCF Staff

Two PRIDE vets have apparently agreed to a rematch, as Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will reportedly fight Aleksander Emelianeko at a Legend card this November, in Russia. The heavyweights fought for the first time in 2004 at PRIDE “Final Conflict” card, and “Cro Cop” stopped the bout with his one his feared head kicks minutes in.

News of the rematch is being reported by Vale Tudo.ru. No details regarding the specific date or venue were disclosed.

Emelianenko (22-6) is coming off  a first round, stoppage win over Bob Sapp in May, after being submitted by Jeff Monson under the M-1 banner last November. The 31 year-old heavyweight is 4-1 in his last five bouts.

“Cro Cop” (28-10-2) hasn’t fought since New Year’s Eve, when he submitted Shinichi Suzukawa while competing on a Inok Bom-Ba-Ye card. The fight marked the first time the experienced kickboxer had competed in a MMA fight, following his stoppage loss to Roy Nelson at UFC 137 in October, 2011.

The 38 year-old has gone 2-3 in his last five MMA bouts. In March, Filipovic won K-1’s World Grand Prix in his native Croatia.

Stay tuned to Full Contact Fighter for more on this story and all your MMA news.



posted by FCF Staff @ 5:42 pm
Have a comment about this story? Please share with us by filling out the fields below.

Comments are closed.