Despite dropping a decision in his Glory debut, former UFC star and Pride FC Openweight Grand Prix winner Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic is lacing up the gloves one more time.
Glory World Series announced that Filipovic, one of combat sports’ most beloved stars, will headline Glory 17 on June 21 as they make their PPV debut. He will square off against a familiar opponent in Jarrell Miller.
Filipovic and Miller previously faced off in the quarterfinals of the 2012 K-1 Grand Prix. Cro Cop ended up with the decision win. He would go on to win the rest of the tournament.
Cro Cop is coming off a controversial loss against “The Flying Gentleman” Remy Bonjasky in his home country of Croatia. Still, the Croatian sensation is known to bounce back from defeat in impressive fashion.
Miller is relatively new to the kickboxing game. Prior to his first bout against Cro Cop, he was 3-0. He racked up an impressive 4-0 amateur record including a decision win over UFC veteran Pat Barry.
Miller also has experience in the boxing ring. He is currently 9-0-1 and is coming off a second round TKO win over Joshua Harris.
In addition to Cro Cop vs. Miller, the Glory 17 preliminary card will feature a featherweight contender tournament. The main card will air the 2014 Glory Middleweight World Championship Tournament, as well as a fight between Daniel Ghiță and Rico Verhoeven for the Glory Heavyweight championship.
Glory 17 will take place at the The Forum in Inglewood, California. The main card will air on pay per view, with the preliminary card being broadcast on Spike TV.
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