A look back at the numbers: The Career of Mirko Cro Cop


On November 10, 2015, a legend decided to hang up the gloves. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic was expected to take on Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 79, however, he was forced out of the fight and announced his retirement.

Cro Cop has been a fixation of the MMA world since 2001 and has amassed a 31-11-2, 1NC record. The former Croatian police officer was known for his trademark shorts and highlight reel head kick knockouts. This is a guy that has numbers in every record book out there, so we figured we would take a look back at the numbers.

31 – The number of mixed martial arts victories

4 – The number of takedowns since 2001

10 – The number of highlight reel high kick knockouts

11 – The number of times Cro Cop fought inside the Octagon

3 – Submission Victories in his career

14 – The number of years he fought in MMA

23 – The number of kickboxing wins

8 – The number of countries Cro Cop has fought MMA in front of

9,391 – The number of seconds inside a ring/cage in his professional career

78 – Takedown defense percentage (4th amongst active heavyweights)

7 – Longest winning streak of his MMA career

3 – The number of former UFC champions Cro Cop defeated in PRIDE

16 – The number of finishes in PRIDE FC (tied with Wanderlei Silva for the most)

0 – The number of UFC titles won

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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of MMASucka.com, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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