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Saturday, Dec 31, 2016

RIZIN FF: Mirko “Cro Cop” Wins Open Weight Grand Prix

Mirko "Cro Cop"

By FCF Staff

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has added another grand-prix championship to his decorated resume, as the Croatian legend won Rizin FF’s open weight tournament today in Japan.

“Cro Cop” stopped Kaido Hoovelson in the Grand Prix semis, before taking out Amir Aliakbari to win the tourney. Filipovic won PRIDE’s open weight grand prix back in 2006.

Here are the official results (via MMA Junkie):

World Open Weight Grand Prix Final

Mirko Filipovic def. Amir Aliakbari via knockout (punches) – R1, 2:03

World Open Weight Grand Prix Semifinals

Amir Aliakbari def. Valentin Moldavsky via split decision

Mirko Filipovic def. Kaido Hoovelson via TKO (body shot) – R1, 0:49


Kron Gracie def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 2:05

Hideo Tokoro def. Asen Yamamoto via submission (armbar) – R1, 1:19

Rena Kubota def. Hanna Gujwan via knockout (body kick) – R3, 2:47

Andy Nguyen def. Miyu Yamamoto via submission (armbar) – R1, 4:42

Kizaemon Saiga def. Dillin West via TKO (strikes) – R1, 2:03

Gabi Garcia def. Yumiko Hotta via TKO (strikes) – R1, 0:41

Hayato Sakurai def. Wataru Sakata via TKO (punches) – R2, 2:37

Tenshin Nasukawa def. Calico Orizio via submission (guillotine choke) – R2


posted by FCF Staff @ 11:09 am
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