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Cro Cop Filipovic vs Brendan Schaub Official on UFC 128

Written on January 13, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Brendan Schaub is official for UFC 128. Now, this bout is getting pretty exciting.

Heavyweights Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (27-8-2 , 4-4 ) and “The Ultimate Fighter 10″ runner-up Brendan Schaub (7-1 MMA, 3-1 ) are official for . takes place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and the night’s main card airs on pay-per-view.

Filipovic vs Schaub currently has the fourth billing on the card, so it’ll be most likely televised.

Schaub tentatively was slotted for an early-year fight with former champion Frank Mir, but instead gets Filipovic. Schaub, has already posted three consecutive wins since his “TUF” loss to Nelson.

Filipovic, has just got up from a knockout loss to Mir in the final minute of a three-round at UFC 119. While he struggled to achieve his once-dominant form, he entered that fight with four wins in his five fights. Including TKO wins over Mostapha Al Turk and Anthony Perosh and a submission win over Pat Barry. The only loss came from in fight against top contender .

The latest UFC 128 card now includes:

MAIN CARD

* Champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Rashad Evans (for light-heavyweight title)
* vs.
* Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus
* Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Brendan Schaub
* vs. *

PRELIMINARY CARD

* Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland
* Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani
* Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
* vs. *
* Nick Catone vs. *
* Luiz Cane vs. Karlos Vemola*

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