Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic entered this fight with a professional mma record of 33-11-2 (91% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.31 heavyweight in the world while his opponent, the undefeated former professional sumo wrestler Baruto Kaito (Kaido Hoovelson), entered this fight with a pro mma record of 3-0-0 (0 knockouts). Cro Cop Filipovic vs Baruto is the semifinal of the Rizin openweight Grand-Prix tournament, in the quarter-finals Cro Cop has beat Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal (=Filipovic vs Lawal) while Baruto has won over Tsuyoshi Kosaka (=Baruto vs Kosaka); undercard of Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Kron Gracie – Rizin 4 2016 Final Round. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Rizin World Grand Prix 2016: Final Round
Where: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Filipovic’s previous fight: Mirko Filipovic vs Muhammed Lawal
Baruto’s previous fight: Baruto Kaito vs Tsuyoshi Kosaka
Filipovic’s next fight: Mirko Filipovic vs Amir Aliakbari
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