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Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs. Pat Barry At UFC 115

By February 26, 2010

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Former PRIDE Open Weight Grand Prix Champion Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic has had a pretty difficult time since transitioning over to the UFC. Part of the problem has seemed to be the sheer size of the people he's been taking on. Think about it: Gabriel Gonzaga, Cheick Kongo, Junior Dos Santos, and what had almost been a fight against Ben Rothwell.

Almost, of course, being the keyword here. You see, a Croatian site by the name of Dnevnik.hr originally reported that Pat Barry would take on Cro Cop at UFC 115. Though that report was taken down, MMAFighting.com is indicating that a source has told them that the report was accurate (though it is not official at this time).

This could be an interesting match up.  Barry comes from a kickboxing background like Cro Cop.  He's great on his feet.  The difference between him and Cro Cop's previous UFC opponents is that the two are pretty close in size (Cro Cop is actually taller). 

Get ready for a striking battle.

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