IGF 2: Mirko 'Cro Cop' vs. Satoshi Ishii booked for Aug. 23 in Japan

Al Bello

For a retired MMA fighter, he sure is busy.

Famed kickboxing legend Mirko Filipovic taking on a Japanese Olympic judo gold medalist?

No, this isn't a replay of PRIDE: "Critical Countdown Absolute" on Fight Pass, but rather a new match up pitting "Cro Cop" against next-gen judoka Satoshi Ishii, in a heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fight under the Inoki Genome Fight (IGF) banner on Aug. 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

Sherdog confirmed the match up on Sunday.

Filipovic (28-11-2, 1 NC) is facing off against Jarrell Miller this Saturday night (June 21, 2014) at the GLORY 17 kickboxing event in Inglewood, California (details), and will head back to MMA for the first time since a submission loss (neck crank) to Alexey Oleinik last November.

Just don't tell his mommy Fedor ... we don't want to start any trouble.

Ishii, meanwhile, has rattled off eight straight wins on the international circuit and hasn't tasted defeat since getting KTFO by the aforementioned "Emperor" back in 2011. The Olympian has four submission wins to his credit, but just one finish by way of knockout.

"Cro Cop vs. Ishii" will serve as the IGF 2 main event.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker