Rizin 13: Cro Cop wins Martinez

October 01, 07:53 pm
Ruslan Babayev
Rizin 13: Cro Cop wins Martinez

The legendary Croatian heavyweight Mirko Filipovic (37-11-2) extended his winning streak to nine matches, finishing with a technical knockout in the first round of American Roque Martinez (13-5-2) at the Rizin 13 tournament in Saitama, Japan.

44-year-old "CRO COP" managed to punch his famous kicks with left leg, however, he elbowed an opponent, which opened a serious cut on the forehead of Martinez and led to a stop of the fight.

Martinez was upset by the doctor's decision to stop the fight, but it did not mean much for Filipovic, who after the fight said that in December he would take part in the traditional new year's event of the Japanese promotion and finish his career.