Cro Cop Filipovic vs Brendan Schaub Official on UFC 128
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 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 10″ runner-up Brendan Schaub (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) are official for UFC 128. UFC 128 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 Junior Dos Santos.
The latest UFC 128 card now includes:
* Champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Rashad Evans (for light-heavyweight title)
* Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
* Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus
* Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Brendan Schaub
* Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Nate Marquardt*
* Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland
* Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani
* Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
* Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle*
* Nick Catone vs. Dan Miller*
* Luiz Cane vs. Karlos Vemola*