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03.05.2018 | 11:35 AM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Filipović vs. Nelson II. Let's see what you've got.

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Bout Cancelled Prior to Event

Reason: Filipovic Injury

Mmaweekly large Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović
Mmaweekly large Roy "Big Country" Nelson


Mirko Filipović Roy Nelson

"Cro Cop" "Big Country"

36-11-2   Pro Record At Fight   23-15-0
Hr Croatia (Hrvatska)   Nationality   Us United States
Zagreb, Croatia   Fighting out of   Las Vegas, Nevada
43 years, 8 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   41 years, 11 months, 5 days
233.7 lbs (106.0 kgs)   Latest Weight   265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
Cro Cop Squad Gym   Gym   Country Club
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03.05.2018 | 11:35 AM ET

Prediction: Filipović  |  Decision

Cro Cop signs with Bellator.

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03.05.2018 | 12:02 PM ET

Is Scott Coker just messing with us now? Like how far away are we from Dan Severn vs Mark Coleman II?
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03.05.2018 | 12:02 PM ET

Roys biggest problem has been his loss in speed, which has made his striking significantly less dangerous. Roy deceptive speed was his most underrated tool and the reason for his falling off. He was faster then the majority of heavy weights and would lull people into a false sense of security, then he would increase his striking speed to catch his opponents. He just not fast enough anymore for that to work on high level guys,. which is why he so much more grappling heavy now.  

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03.05.2018 | 5:01 PM ET

Prediction: Filipović  |  KO/TKO  |  Round 1

Wait? What? Mirko, I don't think you really understand the whole "retirement" thing, do you?

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03.05.2018 | 5:13 PM ET

Prediction: Filipović  |  Decision

Mirko actually looks a bit refined since they last fought, I think Mirko should win by UD.
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03.05.2018 | 5:23 PM ET

Prediction: Filipović  |  KO/TKO  |  Round 1

If this was the Mirko of 4 years ago, I would be afraid for his life.  But given his recent "improvments" and Roy's decline due to the impact of carrying all that weight, I think Mirko might brutalize Neslon.

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03.05.2018 | 5:44 PM ET

Prediction: Nelson  |  Decision

Nelson by dry hump

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03.05.2018 | 6:43 PM ET

Although Mirko has been crushing cans in RIZIN and you can't infer much from those wins, I'm pretty sure he's back on the secret sauce. Kosaka is 27-20 in the B leagues, which was crop cop's last win. He did finish Lawal in the recent past, but Mo isn't a true HW. What is significant is that Mirko was able to stuff him.

Roy has atrociously underrated TD's, however. It will depend if Mirko can keep it standing or not.

I'm going with Nelson by UD wrestle****.

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03.06.2018 | 1:33 AM ET

I disagree. King Mo and Aliakbari aren't cans. Though some of his Rizin competition definitely was, yes.

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03.06.2018 | 5:20 AM ET

Prediction: Filipović  |  KO/TKO  |  Round 2

Mirko is in a good moment, he's not at top anymore, but beat some good prospects and regional level veterans at Rizin.

He's in good form, while Nelson is getting worse at every fight... I'd Say Cro Cop by KO

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03.06.2018 | 7:53 AM ET

The cage is not Mirko's friend.

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