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UFC 119: Mir Victorious Over Cro Cop

Written on September 27, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The fight was not what we expected it to be. First, Cro Cop and Mir were just clinching each other on the cage for three whole rounds. Second, we thought that Cro Cop is hard to knock out. Third, it was a boring 14-minute sparring rather than a fight.

Frank Mir’s brutal knee ended up the fight of Mirko Cro Cop last Saturday on UFC 119. Making it a KO win for Frank Mir ending up a 14 minute action for the headliners.

Cro Cop eventually wasn’t hurt much and got up quickly after the KO. But afterward he went up to Mir and asked what happened. Irony is that, before the bout there are speculations that Mir had to do extreme grappling in order to KO a striker like Cro Cop. Mir turned out to win without so much action.

“I just pulled a victory over Mirko with no jiu jitsu,” Mir said.

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Countdown to UFC 119: Tonight on Spike TV

Written on September 21, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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UFC fans, set your alarms. The countdown and preview for UFC 119 air tonight on Spike TV and we are sure you don't want to miss a thing.

Be reminded that the UFC’s tradition of pre-event preview returns tonight for the “Countdown to UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop.” This will start at 10:47 PM ET/PT on Spike TV and gives the spotlight to the UFC 119 headliners Frank Mir and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. For those who can’t catch up tonight, there is a replay on Wednesday 11PM ET/PT and Saturday 1AM and 1PM ET/PT on Spike TV.

It will also focus on co-headliners Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ryan Bander. Although UFC’s 205-pound division is filled with contenders, UFC’s Dana White said that the Nogueira vs Bader could have title implications.

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Cro Cop, Injured but Still Going to Fight on UFC 119

Written on September 20, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Cro Cop supporters should all rejoice. Since your UFC 119 bet, Mikro Cro Cop Filipovic, is still on the headline for UFC 119. Croatian news which said that he cannot fight is a fallacy.

UFC headliner Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic suffers an eye injury, but he’s still going to fight and next weeks’s main event with Frank Mir.

Last Friday, Dana White said that the Croatian news which said that an eye injury might force Cro Cop to step out of the Sept.25 headliner is “untrue”.

“His last day of sparring – the last 10 minutes of the last day of sparring – he got poked in the eye,” said White, who was in Rosemead, Calif., for the latest UFC Gym opening. “But he’s seen an opthamologist; he’s seen everybody.”

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Mirko Filipovic to Replace Antonio Nogueira at UFC 119

Written on August 16, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Due to an undisclosed injury, "Big Nog" needs to step out of the Octagon for UFC 119. Taking his position will be the Croatian fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. "Cro Cop" versus Mir? Isn't it exciting?

The Nogueira vs. Mir rematch seems like it’s not meant to be, as “Big Nog” was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Change in plans was announced earlier today by Fighters Only magazine, and reported that Mirko Filipovic will step up to replace Nogueira. Nature of Big Nog’s injury is unknown, but the Brazilian requires surgery that is expected to take until New Year. The rematch was set to headline UFC 119 this coming September 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also in the co-main event is a bout between Nogueira’s brother, Rogerio, against Ryan Bader.

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