Mirko Cro Cop has still got it!
After a stellar career in kickboxing and mixed martial arts, Mirko Cro Cop decided to retire in 2015. That proved to be short lived, though, as he soon announced his comeback in Japan. Joining Rizin FF, Cro Cop was heading back to his JMMA roots.
Long past the glory days of Pride FC, Filipovic’s return saw him submit the relatively unknown Hyun Man Myung. Once he was paired with Strikeforce and Bellator star King Mo, Cro Cop had a big task ahead.
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Muhammed Lawal is seven years younger than Cro Cop, and has taken a lot less punishment in his career. King Mo’s wrestling pedigree and the age advantage meant Cro Cop was a massive underdog.
Turns out, Mirko Cro Cop can still bang, bro. After King Mo won the heavyweigh tourney last year, most expected him to steamroll the 42-year old MMA legend. As you’ll see in the video below, that didn’t happen.
Watch the finish of Mirko Cro Cop vs. King Mo below:
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Rizin FF 2016 GP Results
Mirko Cro Cop def. King Mo Lawal via technical knockout (Round 2)
Amir Aliakbari def. Heath Herring via unanimous decision
Valentin Moldavsky def. Szymon Bajor via unanimous decision
Rin Nakai def. Kanako Murata via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 3)
Baruto Kaito def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka via unanimous decision
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Nikita Sapun via technical knockout (Round 1)
Kazuyuki Miyata def. Andy Souwer via submission (arm-bar) (Round 1)
Yuki Motoya def. Allan Nascimento via split decision
Tatsumitsu Wada def. Kai Kara-France via unanimous decision
Yusuke Yachi def. Mario Sismundo via technical knockout (Round 1)
Alyssa Garcia def. Kanna Asakura via unanimous decision
Vadim Nemkov def. Alison Vicente via knockout (Round 1)
Satoru Kitaoka def. Daron Cruickshank via submission (guillotine choke) (Round 1)