After struggling against Alistair Overeem (28-11) at the Sept. 26 DREAM 6 event -- only to be saved by a no-contest after being struck with a fight-ending knee to the groin -- former PRIDE and UFC fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" (23-6-2) says the rematch is set for Dec. 31 in Japan.
Filipovic confirmed the rumored K-1 DYNAMITE!! 2008 bout with Croatian site dnevnik.hr.
Filipovic also confirmed that he'll enter the fight a knee injury and will undergo surgery soon after the event, which is scheduled to feature five MMA bouts and five K1 kickboxing matches.
The event takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Mirko may need to break out the steel cup for this bout. In their last bout in September, the bout ended in a no contest due to Overeem hitting Cro Cop in the pills quite hard a couple times and leaving the former Pride GP champ unable to continue.
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