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Old 08-16-2010, 05:17 PM
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Default Card change 119 in INDY can you say CROCOP!!!!!

This card just got interesting.
Now we can see Serra get KO'd and Mir in the same night!
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Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (27-7-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) replaces an injured Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-6-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and now meets Frank Mir (13-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC) in the headliner of next month's UFC 119 event, according to a report from "Fighters Only."

Although details of Nogueira's injury were not reported, a source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) a recurring hip injury is to blame.

UFC 119 takes place Sept. 25 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The main card airs on pay-per-view, and two preliminary-card bouts air on Spike TV.

Mir and Nogueira were slated to rematch at UFC 119. Mir, of course, won his first meeting with Nogueira with an impressive second-round knockout at UFC 92 in December 2008. Only after the fight did we learn that Nogueira was slowed by staph-infection recovery and a knee injury. Still, Nogueira praised his opponent's performance and said he was surprised by Mir's noticeably improved striking skills.

Mir is just 1-2 since that big win, which marked Nogueira's first stoppage loss, with knockout losses to Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin and a submission win over Cheick Kongo. The Carwin loss, which came at UFC 111 in March with an interim title on the line, marks his most recent outing.

Filipovic, a former PRIDE star who's now in his second stint with the UFC, looks to improve upon his recent and impressive 5-1 run. The only loss during the stretch came to current top UFC contender Junior Dos Santos, and Filipovic immediately rebounded from that loss with recent stoppage wins over Anthony Perosh at UFC 110 and Pat Barry at UFC 115.

Filipovic had been medical suspended 180 days after the UFC 115 event due to head and face contusions, but he could've sought early clearance by a physician.

The latest UFC 119 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Frank Mir*
Ryan Bader vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Chris Lytle vs. Matt Serra
Evan Dunham vs. Sean Sherk
Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen
Joey Beltran vs. Matt Mitrione
PRELIMINARY CARD

Steve Lopez vs. Waylon Lowe
T.J. Grant vs. Julio Paulino
Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle
Pat Audinwood vs. Aaron Riley*
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:19 PM
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I think Mir will beat CroCop. Mirko hasn't looked good since the first can they gave him in the UFC.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:20 PM
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We were just talking about this in the War on the Mainland thread...

Somebody needs to tell Tim Sylvia, because apparently he was going to call Dana and try to replace Nog.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:28 PM
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I don't think Cro Cop will win it. I hope I am wrong!


I can't believe I just said that.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:39 PM
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I am a Frank Mir fan!! War MIR!!!
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:41 PM
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I hope CroCop gives us one of his head kick highlight reels in this one. I'm more pumped about this than Mir/Big Nog 2 thats for sure!
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:41 PM
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I think this could be a bad style matchup for Mir, but Mirko hasn't been the same fighter he once was so Mir could certainly pull it off. I still am not sold on Mir having better standup and I am not sure he will have much success in trying to get Mirko down, but that's why we watch...just gonna have to wait and see.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:00 PM
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Damn, I was looking forward to Cro Cop kicking the sh*t out of Tim Sylvia's silly strapped-up big bird legs
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:02 PM
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Mir by submission.

Card looks decent. Happy to see Sherk back in the Octagon.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:06 PM
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Damn, I was looking forward to Cro Cop kicking the sh*t out of Tim Sylvia's silly strapped-up big bird legs


I like Frank but not as much as I like CroCop. Ideally it would have been Mir/Carwin 2 so Frank could have got some revenge, but apparently Carwin is still hyperventilating from Brock's head and arm choke.
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