Over the course of a nine-year MMA career, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has made a name for himself as one of the deadliest strikers in the history of the sport. In the now defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships, Filipovic turned his victims into human highlight reels with his powerful kickboxing prowess. As we approach the Croatian’s UFC 115 co-main event bout with fellow striking phenom Pat Barry, let’s take a look back at the most brutal knockouts in “Cro Cop’s” career.
Ibragim Magomedov- PRIDE – Critical Countdown 2005 (6/26/2005)
Filipovic was riding a six-fight win streak and coming off a knockout over Mark Coleman when he took on Ibragim Magomedov at PRIDE- Critical Countdown 2005. “Cro Cop” proved in this fight that he had the most lethal kicks in all of PRIDE by finishing Magomedov with a swift body kick in the first round.