UFC confirms UFC 119: Frank Mir vs. Mirko Cro Cop is set for September 25th

The UFC have confirmed that PRIDE Open Weight GP Champion Mirko Cro Cop will indeed face former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC 119 in Indianapolis, IN on September 25th, 2010 after Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Cro Cop, speaking via Fighters Only Magazine, said:

“I am aware that I am not going to be 100 per cent for this fight because in this sport five weeks notice is basically last minute notice. But I know the UFC had no other solution (e.g. no other big-name replacement available) and so I could not refuse the owner of the UFC, who has made me financially secure, or the UFC fans, who I do not want to disappoint.”

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