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.