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Mirko Filipovic Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 38-11-2 NC(1)

Filipović was born on 10 September 1974 in Vinkovci in eastern Croatia, then part of the Socialist Federal Republic Yugoslavia. He was raised in a working-class family with his sister, who is three years his senior. Mirko grew up training in track and field, namely the shorter distance events (100m, 200m, and 400m dashes). After seeing Jean-Claude Van Damme's performance in the film Bloodsport, he began training in his parents' garage with his father's boxing equipment and weights. His father, who worked as an electrician for a railway company, fashioned his son a crude but effective punching bag filled with sand and cotton, and would bring home track scraps for Mirko to use for weight training. Cro Cop began formal training in taekwondo at the age of 7 and later studied karate.

Last Fight: Roy Nelson
Age: 48
Height 6'2"
Weight 234 lbs
Nick Name: "Cro Cop"
Nationality: Croatia
Association: Cro Cop Top Team
38 Wins
KO / TKO
30
78%
Submission
5
13%
Decisions
4
10%
11 Losses
KO / TKO
6
54%
Submission
3
27%
Decisions
3
27%

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Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Style Kickboxing
Team Cro Cop Squad GymTigar GymVos Gym
Trainer Ivan Hippolyte, Stipe Drviš, Mario Mlinarić
Rank Black belt in Taekwondo
Years active 1996–2003, 2012–2014 (Kickboxing)2001–2019 (MMA)
Spouse Klaudija Filipović (2002–present)
Children 2

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Mirko Filipovic next fight?
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Mirko Filipovic last fight?
Mirko Filipovic won his last fight against Roy Nelson by Decision (Unanimous) on Feb. 16, 2019 at Bellator 216 - MVP vs. Daley.
Is Mirko Filipovic retired?
Mirko Filipovic last fought Roy Nelson 3 years 9 months and 13 days ago, and should be considered inactive.
Should I bet on Mirko Filipovic?
Mirko Filipovic has a 77% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 64% of his fights.
Out of the 14 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -373 favorite, and out of 9 favored matches, he has won 66% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 5 matches, with a win rate of 60% and an odds average of +165.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 14 of Mirko Filipovic betting fights, you would have made $93.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $359.
Where is Mirko Filipovic from?
Mirko Filipovic is from Zagreb, Croatia.
Has Mirko Filipovic ever been knocked out?
Mirko Filipovic has lost 6 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Punches) from Roy Nelson on Oct. 29, 2011 at UFC 137 - Penn vs. Diaz
How long has Mirko Filipovic been fighting?
Mirko Filipovic has been fighting for a period of 17 years 4 months and 28 days, his first fight was on Aug. 19, 2001 at K-1 - Andy Hug Memorial. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 8 minutes and 46 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Roy Nelson Bellator 216 - MVP vs. Daley
Feb/16/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Leon Roberts 3 5:00
win Roque Martinez Rizin FF - Rizin 13
Sep/30/2018
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Ryogaku Wada 1 4:56
win Tsuyoshi Kosaka Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2017 - Bantamweight Tournament: Final Round
Dec/31/2017
TKO (Corner Stoppage) Jason Herzog 1 1:02
win Amir Aliakbari Rizin 4 - Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: Final Round
Dec/31/2016
KO (Punches) Yoshinori Umeki 1 2:02
win Kaido Hoovelson Rizin 4 - Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: Final Round
Dec/31/2016
KO (Knee to the Body) Yoshinori Umeki 1 0:49
win Muhammed Lawal Rizin 3 - Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round
Dec/29/2016
TKO (Punches) Yoshinori Umeki 2 1:41
win Hyun Man Myung Rizin 2 - Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: Opening Round
Sep/25/2016
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Masato Fukuda 1 2:20
win Gabriel Gonzaga UFC Fight Night 64 - Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2
Apr/11/2015
TKO (Elbows and Punches) Leon Roberts 3 3:30
win Satoshi Ishii IGF - Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014
Dec/31/2014
TKO (Head Kick and Punches) Ryogaku Wada 2 5:00
win Satoshi Ishii IGF - Inoki Genome Fight 2
Aug/23/2014
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Ryogaku Wada 2 2:37
loss Alexey Oleynik Legend - Part 2: Invasion
Nov/08/2013
Submission (Scarf Hold) Herb Dean 1 4:42
win Shinichi Suzukawa IGF - Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2012
Dec/31/2012
Submission (Armbar) Ryogaku Wada 1 1:18
loss Roy Nelson UFC 137 - Penn vs. Diaz
Oct/29/2011
TKO (Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 3 1:30
loss Brendan Schaub UFC 128 - Shogun vs. Jones
Mar/19/2011
KO (Punch) Herb Dean 3 3:44
loss Frank Mir UFC 119 - Mir vs. Cro Cop
Sep/25/2010
KO (Knee) Herb Dean 3 4:02
win Pat Barry UFC 115 - Liddell vs. Franklin
Jun/12/2010
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Yves Lavigne 3 4:30
win Anthony Perosh UFC 110 - Nogueira vs. Velasquez
Feb/20/2010
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Herb Dean 2 5:00
loss Junior dos Santos UFC 103 - Franklin vs. Belfort
Sep/19/2009
TKO (Submission to Punch) Dan Miragliotta 3 2:00
win Mostapha Al-Turk UFC 99 - The Comeback
Jun/13/2009
TKO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 3:06
win Hong Man Choi K-1 - Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2008
Dec/31/2008
TKO (Leg Kick) Daisuke Noguchi 1 6:32
NC Alistair Overeem Dream 6 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
Sep/23/2008
No Contest (Knee to the Groin) Yuji Shimada 1 6:09
win Tatsuya Mizuno Dream 1 - Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Opening Round
Mar/15/2008
TKO (Punches) Yuji Shimada 1 0:56
loss Cheick Kongo UFC 75 - Champion vs. Champion
Sep/08/2007
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
loss Gabriel Gonzaga UFC 70 - Nations Collide
Apr/21/2007
KO (Head Kick) Herb Dean 1 4:51
win Eddie Sanchez UFC 67 - All or Nothing
Feb/03/2007
TKO (Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 1 4:33
win Josh Barnett Pride FC - Final Conflict Absolute
Sep/10/2006
TKO (Submission to Punches) Yuji Shimada 1 7:32
win Wanderlei Silva Pride FC - Final Conflict Absolute
Sep/10/2006
KO (Head Kick) Yuji Shimada 1 5:22
win Hidehiko Yoshida Pride FC - Critical Countdown Absolute
Jul/01/2006
TKO (Leg Kicks) Yuji Shimada 1 7:38
win Ikuhisa Minowa Pride FC - Total Elimination Absolute
May/05/2006
TKO (Punches) Minoru Toyonaga 1 1:10
loss Mark Hunt Pride FC - Shockwave 2005
Dec/31/2005
Decision (Split) Daisuke Noguchi 3 5:00
win Josh Barnett Pride 30 - Fully Loaded
Oct/23/2005
Decision (Unanimous) Yuji Shimada 3 5:00
loss Fedor Emelianenko Pride FC - Final Conflict 2005
Aug/28/2005
Decision (Unanimous) Yuji Shimada 3 5:00
win Ibragim Magomedov Pride FC - Critical Countdown 2005
Jun/26/2005
KO (Kick to the Body) Daisuke Noguchi 1 3:53
win Mark Coleman Pride 29 - Fists of Fire
Feb/20/2005
KO (Punches and Soccer Kick) Yuji Shimada 1 3:42
win Kevin Randleman Pride FC - Shockwave 2004
Dec/31/2004
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Minoru Toyonaga 1 0:41
win Josh Barnett Pride 28 - High Octane
Oct/31/2004
TKO (Shoulder Injury) Yuji Shimada 1 0:46
win Aleksander Emelianenko Pride FC - Final Conflict 2004
Aug/15/2004
KO (Head Kick and Punches) Daisuke Noguchi 1 2:09
win Shungo Oyama Pride - Bushido 4
Jul/19/2004
KO (Punches and Soccer Kick) Minoru Toyonaga 1 1:00
win Hiromitsu Kanehara Pride - Bushido 3
May/23/2004
Decision (Unanimous) Daisuke Noguchi 2 5:00
loss Kevin Randleman Pride FC - Total Elimination 2004
Apr/25/2004
KO (Punches) Yuji Shimada 1 1:57
win Yoshihisa Yamamoto Pride - Bushido 2
Feb/15/2004
KO (Punches) Yuji Shimada 1 2:12
win Ron Waterman Pride 27 - Inferno
Feb/01/2004
TKO (Soccer Kicks) Yuji Shimada 1 4:37
loss Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Pride FC - Final Conflict 2003
Nov/09/2003
Submission (Armbar) Yuji Shimada 2 1:45
win Alberto Rodriguez Pride - Bushido 1
Oct/05/2003
KO (Head Kick) Yuji Shimada 1 0:46
win Igor Vovchanchyn Pride FC - Total Elimination 2003
Aug/10/2003
KO (Head Kick) Yuji Shimada 1 1:29
win Heath Herring Pride 26 - Bad to the Bone
Jun/08/2003
TKO (Body Kick and Punches) Yuji Shimada 1 3:17
win Kazuyuki Fujita Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002 - K-1 vs. Inoki
Dec/31/2002
Decision (Unanimous) Yuji Shimada 3 5:00
win Kazushi Sakuraba Pride FC - Shockwave
Aug/28/2002
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Yuji Shimada 2 5:00
draw Wanderlei Silva Pride 20 - Armed and Ready
Apr/28/2002
Draw (Time Limit) Yuji Shimada 5 3:00
win Yuji Nagata Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2001 - K-1 vs. Inoki
Dec/31/2001
TKO (Punches) Yoshinori Umeki 1 0:21
draw Nobuhiko Takada Pride 17 - Championship Chaos
Nov/03/2001
Draw (Time Limit) Yuji Shimada 5 3:00
win Kazuyuki Fujita K-1 - Andy Hug Memorial
Aug/19/2001
TKO (Cut) Yuji Shimada 1 0:39