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!
The undefeated former professional sumo wrestler Baruto Kaito (Kaido Hoovelson) entered this fight with a pro mma record of 2-0-0 (0 knockouts) while his opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo Tsuyoshi Kosaka (who replaces Jiri Prochazka), has a record of 27-18-2 (52% finishing rate). Baruto beat Peter Aerts in 2015 (=Aerts vs Baruto) and Kazuyuki Fujita in 2016 while Kosaka has fought just once since 2006, when he was defeated by Mark Hunt, winning over James Thompson. Baruto vs Kosaka is the quarter-final of the Rizin openweight Grand-Prix tournament; undercard of Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs Muhammed King Mo Lawal. Watch the video and rate this fight!
The former K-1, Ikbf and Wmta world champion Peter Aerts (who replaces Jerome Le Banner) entered this fight with a pro mma record of 1-1-0 (but he has a kickboxing record of 105-34-2) while his opponent, the 31-year-old former professional sumo wrestler Baruto Kaito (14 years younger than Aerts) is at his professional mma debut. In In his last K-1 fight Aerts was defeated by Ernesto Hoost (October 19, 2014 Aerts vs Hoost 6). Aerts vs Baruto is on the undercard of Fedor Emelianenko vs Singh Jaideep – Rizin FF 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!