The black belt in tae-kwon-do, former K-1, Pride and 2016 Rizin Hw champion Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic entered this fight with a professional mma record of 35-11-2 (91% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.11 heavyweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Alexey Oleinik in 2013 (=Filipovic vs Oleinik), since then he has won seven bouts beating Muhammed King Mo Lawal (=Cro Cop vs Lawal), Baruto Kaito (=Filipovic vs Baruto) and Amir Aliakbari (=Filipovic vs Aliakbari).
His opponent, the black belt in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Tsuyoshi Kosaka, has an official record of 27-19-2 (52% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since December 29, 2016 when he was defeated by Baruto Kaito (=Baruto vs Kosaka). Cro Cop Filipovic vs Kosaka is the main event of “Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Final Round”. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Final Round
Where: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Cro Cop’s previous fight: Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs Amir Aliakbari
Kosaka’s previous fight: Baruto Kaito vs Tsuyoshi Kosaka
Cro Cop vs Kosaka full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)