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Brendan Schaub Now Draws Mirko CroCop for UFC 128 in New Jersey

Posted on by Damon Martin

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The revolving door of opponents for Brendan Schaub has finally stopped and he will now face Pride legend Mirko “CroCop” Filipovic at UFC 128 in New Jersey on March 19.

The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Wednesday, with bout agreements issued for the March showdown. Fighter’s Only initially reported the change in opponent’s for Schaub.

Over the last few weeks, Schaub has been rumored to face both former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and Dutch fighter Stefan Struve. Now it appears the former “Ultimate Fighter” finalist will face off against former Pride Open Weight Grand Prix champion Mirko CroCop.

CroCop (27-8-2) will enter the Octagon at UFC 128 in New Jersey after a devastating knockout loss at the hands of Frank Mir back in September. The Croatian has struggled mightily during his time with the UFC going 4-4 overall.

He will hope to bounce back against one of the top up and comers in the UFC’s heavyweight division in March when they meet as a part of the UFC 128 card in New Jersey.

It’s expected that the fight between Schaub and CroCop would occupy a slot on the main card for the show taking place on March 19.

  • AIMLET

    This may be the last time we see our boy CRO COP in action. Schaub has the power, speed , and endurance to win this by KO or decision.
    I know there is a little glimmer of hope deep inside all of us that keeps hoping the world smasher he once was will show up to the octagon. Unfortunately he has shown nothing in his last few outings that would reinforce that notion. The last time I saw even the slightest shadow of that man was at dream 1 against the horribly over matched Tatsuya Mizuno

  • http://www.myfightdream.com/ Spencer Barringer

    Schaub works out at my gym and he is a total beast. He definitely has the skills to pick Cro Cop apart. I’ve always felt as if Cro Cop had undeserved attention, and Schaub has a chance to put him in his place right here.

    Check out my blog about me: an aspiring mma fighter at http://www.myfightdream.com/