Mirko
Cro Cop
31-11-2, 1NC( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night / 1 Submission of the Night
I've been a fighter all through my career as a public servant.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 41 fights.
Record: 31-11-2, 1NC
Summary: Left straight, left kicks, knockout power, experience

Fighter Info

From: Vinkovci Croatia
Fights Out Of: Zagreb Croatia
Age: 40
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 220 lb ( 99 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
535
44% Successful
236
Types of Successful Strikes
0
236
54% Standing
28%
18%
128
66
42
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
33% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
7
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: Two sessions a day, morning and evening

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started training for K-1 in 1994.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2006 PRIDE Open Weight Grand Prix Champion

Do you have any heroes? My father

What is your favorite technique? I’m a striker.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a new challenge.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a police officer, and was then promoted to Special Police which is an Anti-Terrorist unit called ATJ LUCKO. I then ran for the Croatian Parliament, representing the capital city of Zagreb, in 2003 and I was elected. I was fighting already when I was a police officer. I'm currently serving the Croatian Parliament (the equivalent of US Senate). So, it's not like I did something before I became a fighter. I've been a fighter all through my career as a public servant.
• One of the most feared strikers in MMA history

• 25 wins by KO, three by submission (guillotine, RNC, armbar)

• Win over Barry was Submission of the Night and his first submission win (via submission hold) since defeating Kevin Randleman in 2004 via guillotine choke

• Has defeated Kazuyuki Fujita, Kazushi Sakuraba, Heath Herring, Igor Vovchanchyn, Aleksander Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, Kevin Randleman, Mark Coleman, Ikuhisa Minowa, Hidehiko Yoshida, Wanderlei Silva in Japan

Career

Key Opponents

Anthony Perosh
Anthony Perosh
15-8-0
( W-L-D )
Roy Nelson
Roy Nelson
21-11-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Pat Barry UFC® 115 LIDDELL vs. FRANKLIN

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