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Pic: Mirko Cro Cop, 44, is JACKED ahead of Roy Nelson fight at Bellator 216

Former PRIDE FC and UFC heavyweight striking sensation, Mirko Filipovic, will rematch fellow Octagon export Roy Nelson, at the upcoming Bellator 216: “MVP vs. Daley” mixed martial arts (MMA) event this Sat. night (Feb. 16, 2019) inside Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Nelson won their first go-round at UFC 137 back in 2011.

The pair were first scheduled to throw hands for Scott Coker and Co. at Bellator 200 last May in London; however, “Cro Cop” (37-11-2, 1 NC) suffered a late knee injury and was pulled from the card. Conveniently, the 44 year-old Filipovic was well enough to compete for RIZIN just a few months later, where he steamrolled Roque Martinez in less than a round, but that’s none of my business.

Nor are the slew of photos and videos of the Croat looking JACKED.

As for Nelson (23-16), he would return to the Bellator cage against Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov, but would lose both contests, the latter by knockout. The 42 year-old “Big Country” has not won back-to-back fights in nearly six years and spent the better part of last year in a war of words with his heavyweight opponent (sample here).

To see who else is fighting at Bellator 216 click here.

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