Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic Eyeing Germany Return to UFC’s Octagon

Written by Tim Ngo
August 13th, 2010

UFC Heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop

Fresh off a surprising submission victory over Pat Barry at UFC 115, heavyweight star Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has already started making calls to potential training partners for a November 13th bout.

Fighter’s Only has been able to confirm the former Pride Open Weight Grand Prix winner has been in discussions with the UFC brass regarding a new contract after notching his third win in his last four Octagon appearances.

The kickboxer gained an inordinate amount of popularity due to his successes overseas, so the UFC has preferred to showcase him in cards outside of the United States.

While no opponent was officially assigned, Ben Rothwell, Roy Nelson and Brendan Schaub are all viable candidates for a November clash.

Even though Cro Cop was victorious in his last bout, Berry dominated in the beginning by using his superior speed to keep the once deadly striker at bay. Once the 3rdRound had come, Barry started to wear down which gave Cro Cop the openings he needed to eventually submit his opponent.

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