LEGENDARY: Wanderlei-Crocop II

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THE CROATIAN COP ROUTS THE AXE MURDERER On April 28th, 2002, Mirko Cro Cop vs. Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva gave us one of the most intense stare downs in the history of combat sports and delivered on one of the most exciting fights that kept fans on the edge of their seats. You can read about the first encounter between the Croatian Cop and the Axe Murderer here. The fight went the distance and …

LEGENDARY: Wanderlei-Cro Cop I

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WHEN A CROATIAN COP MET AN AXE MURDERER More than 15 years ago at PRIDE 20: Armed and Ready, two of the most destructive individuals ever fought one another in PRIDE for the first time. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipiovic was undertaking his 4th professional MMA fight under the PRIDE banner against the more seasoned Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. Wanderlei and Mirko didn’t care for each other that much, but there was really no true …