Hate ads? Creating a Tapology account = Less advertising.
Ajax loader

Completed MMA Bout

Mirko Filipović vs. Hidehiko Yoshida

Main Event | Tournament Quarter-Finals | MMA

Mirko Filipović defeats Hidehiko Yoshida via KO/TKO at 7:38 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović
Hidehiko Yoshida

Round 1

18-4-2   Pro Record At Fight   7-3-1
Climbed to 19-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 7-4
-255 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +235 (Moderate Underdog)
Hr Croatia (Hrvatska)   Nationality   Jp Japan
Zagreb, Croatia   Fighting out of   Japan
31 years, 9 months   Age at Fight   36 years, 9 months
221.0 lbs (100.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   225.0 lbs (102.1 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   N/A
Cro Cop Squad Gym   Gym   Yoshida Dojo
Pride Critical Countdown Absolute
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Pride Critical Countdown Absolute
  • Date: Saturday 07.01.2006
  • Referee: Yuji Shimada
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 9 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight:
  • TV Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Frank Trigg
  • Broadcast: N/A
  • Post-Fight Interviewer:
  • Filipović Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Yoshida Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tournament: Pride 2006 Openweight Grand Prix
  • Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
  • Event Links:

Filipović vs. Yoshida Wiki Update Wiki

Yoshida starts off connecting with an overhand right that Cro Cop shrugs off.  Cro Cop connects with a hard leg kick.  A couple jabs and another leg kick prompts Yoshida to shoot a single that Cro Cop is able to defend.  Yoshida gets double overhooks and pushes Cro Cop into the corner.  As Cro Cop tries to circle out, Yoshida goes for a head throw that Cro Cop manages to fight off.  Yoshida is landing punches, but they don't seem to be having much of an effect.  Cro Cops response is to throw a left head kick that Yoshida manages to mostly avoid.  Yoshida is throwing wild single shots and Cro Cop answers with another hard leg kick.  Yoshida attempts a takedown that Cro Cop avoids and answers with a couple hard jabs before throwing a hook that connects.  Yoshida attempts a head kick, missing badly, ending up on his back with Cro Cop in his guard.  Eventually, Cro Cop backs out after landing a couple shots and the fight returns to the feet.  Yoshida continues to throw and miss, while Cro Cop lands yet another hard leg kick.  Yoshida throws a kick to the body that Cro Cop answeres with a leg kick that spins Yoshida in a circle.  Another leg kick and Yoshida is limping noticeably.  Cro Cop goes to the head with the right leg that Yoshida blocks, but another leg kick has him hopping on one foot.  Cro Cop then drops him with a beautiful uppercut, but does not follow him to the ground.  After the ref stands him up, one more leg kick by Cro Cop is all it takes to end the fight.

Last updated 02.13.2014, 2:46 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMAFighting.com : Video: What the Heck: Episode 1 with Jon Anik, Valerie Loureda, Dominick Cruz & Mickey Gall
  • MMAFighting.com : Khabib Nurmagomedov’s measured decision to skip UFC 249 is totally justified 
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Dustin Poirier doesn’t think UFC San Diego will take place as planned
  • MMA Weekly : Tony Ferguson reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov withdrawing from UFC 249
  • MMAFighting.com : MMA world celebrates somber April Fool’s day
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Khabib Nurmagomedov announces he’s out of UFC 249 reaction
  • MMAFighting.com : Tony Ferguson: Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘bailed out’ of UFC 249, ‘he should be stripped of his title’
  • MMA Weekly : Khabib Nurmagomedov declares himself out of UFC 249 main event
  • MMAFighting.com : Khabib Nurmagomedov releases statement on UFC 249 status: ‘I’m definitely upset more than you to cancel the fight’
  • UFC.com : Unfiltered Episode 380: In Depth with Stephen Thompson and Mr. T
  • MMAFighting.com : Amanda Nunes, Felicia Spencer both want UFC 250 title fight moved to Florida
  • UFC.com : Where We Stand: Flyweight Division
  • MMA Weekly : Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson gets new life as Russia allows private flights
  • MMAFighting.com : The A-Side Chat: UFC 249, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future, more
  • MMAFighting.com : The A-Side chat live now
  • UFC.com : Dominick Reyes' Favorite Fights
  • MMAFighting.com : Glover Teixeira says ‘coronavirus is no joke,’ but still hopes to fight Anthony Smith in April
  • MMA Weekly : Jon Jones pleads guilty to DWI, agrees to house arrest and probation
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC London fighters to receive payment for canceled event
  • UFC.com : James Krause Seeking Opportunities