Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Aleksander Emelianenko II in Moscow

Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic and Aleksander Emelianenko are to rematch in Moscow, Russia later this year. The news was released via Croatian outlet FightSite.hr via Filipovic’s manager Orsat Zovko, who is also the promoter of Cro Cop’s ‘Final Fight’ kickboxing show in Zagreb.

The rematch is set to take place in October or November under the banner of the new Russian promotion ‘Legend’, which held is first event recently and was headlined by Badr Hari and Zabit Samedov.

Fillipovic, speaking to sources said:

“After winning the K-1 WGP title, we had offers coming from all over the world, from Brazilians who were one of the most determined, to Japan, U.S. and Europe. My suggestion to Mirko, after winning his first K-1 WGP title was that he takes a good two months rest before we even think about next match,” Zovko is quoted as saying. After intense negotiations in last month, we concluded that he will be fighting at least two or perhaps even three times until by the end of 2013. Each fight has to be a special challenge for him.”

Regarding Aleksander Emelianenko, he said that he and his brother Fedor are “the toughest duo in the martial arts world”

“I think that providing rematch to one of the legends of this sport and especially in his homeland, his territory, gives CroCop and our entire team that additional challenge and maximum motivation,”

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