Itâ€™s settled Mirko â€śCro Copâ€ť and Frank Mir will duke it out at UFC 119. Get the scoop and peruse over video and pictures here.
This is going to be a battle of the likes that we have never seen beforeâ€¦this month. Well, on second thought, BJ Penn is fighting Frank Edgar for the lightweight championship belt in a couple of weeks, so Iâ€™m going to have to retract that last statement, and just say that this has potential to be a awesome fight. Wouldnâ€™t you agree?
Rodrigo Nogueira was originally supposed to fight Frank Mir at UFC 119 as the main event, but due to an injury he had to withdraw, and thatâ€™s when â€śCro Copâ€ť stepped in to save the day. So how did â€śCro Copâ€ť get such an authoritative nickname you might ask? He earned it as a law enforcement officer in the elite police Special Forces tactical unit in Croatia. Yeah, heâ€™s not a guy that you want to mess with, to say the least!
So you donâ€™t believe me yet that this is going to be an awesome bout? Thatâ€™s okay because Iâ€™m going to prove it to you if my name isnâ€™t Mila.
Letâ€™s take a look at some interesting fight facts. Are you ready? Okay goodâ€¦ letâ€™s get started. â€śCro Copâ€ť has fought and beaten some of the worlds best Mixed Martial Arts fighters including Josh Barnett, Eddie Sanchez, and Wanderlei Silva. He is also the 2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix Champion. Now Frank Mir on the other hand has beaten some of the worldâ€™s best fighters too, such as Tim Sylvia, antoni Hardonk, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Cheick Kongo, and Brock Lesnar, and is also a deadly assassin once the fight goes to the ground.
Ohhh, so now you believe me. See, I knew you would come around!
Hereâ€™s the UFC 119 Fight Card:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
â€˘ Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Frank Mir
â€˘ Ryan Bader vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
â€˘ Chris Lytle vs. Matt Serra
â€˘ Evan Dunham vs. Sean Sherk
â€˘ Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
â€˘ C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen
â€˘ Joey Beltran vs. Matt Mitrione
â€˘ Steve Lopez vs. Waylon Lowe
â€˘ T.J. Grant vs. Julio Paulino
â€˘ Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle
â€˘ Pat Audinwood vs. Aaron Riley
Who do you think is going to win? Will it be Frank Mir or Cro Cop leaving the octagon victorious? Share your opinion with us in the comment section, and donâ€™t forget to check out a couple of pretty sweet videos and some pictures below.
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