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Old 04-25-2008, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cro Cop vs. LeBanner scheduled for Dream 4

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Pride FC 2006 Open Weight Gran Prix Champion Mirko Cro Cop (23-6-2) will fight decorated K-1 kickboxing champion, Jerome LeBanner (3-1), in a heavyweight bout slated for DREAM 4 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on June 16, according to MMA-ID.

Cro Cop most recently recovered from back-to-back losses inside the Octagon (Gabriel Gonzaga and Cheick Kongo) to take out Tatsuya Mizuno with ease during the inaugural show for DREAM last month. He has vowed to put together at least three consecutive wins and return to the UFC as early as January 2009 to redeem himself.

However, a rematch with Fedor Emelianenko on New Year’s Eve possibly stands in his way, as well as the French-born, LeBanner.

LeBanner has not competed in mixed martial arts since 2006. And although his MMA experience is limited, his kickboxing resume is not. In fact, he’s been in against the best, including Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts, Semmy Schilt, Mark Hunt and others.

Cro Cop and LeBanner have actually competed against one another during a K-1 event in 1996, which the Croatian won via unanimous decision. Expect a similar bout: Striking, striking and more striking. It would be a total shock if this match hits the canvas.
Source: http://mmamania.com/2008/04/25/mirko...ght-scheduled/

I have Cro Cop, who do you guys have, also in the future I wouldn't mind seeing both these guys facing Sylvia because LeBanner has been talking a lot of cr*p and I wanted to see Cro Cop/Sylvia ever since I found out Cro Cop had signed with the UFc but never got to see it.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm going to hold off on this until I actually see them both in the ring, throwing punches. You never know when this will turn out to be false.

But nonetheless, I think Mirko is big enough now to handle JLB's size and work out a TKO in the 3rd.

PS: Anyone seen their first fight? It's hilarious, it was in 1996 and Mirko must have weighed no where over 200 lb. And his name at the time was "Mirko Tigre"
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Would prefer Kharitonov, this sucks
It may well be a good stand up fight but this just annoys me.
I wanna see Mirko fight a top 20 heavyweight at least!
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think this is a pretty tough match for Mirko, he isn't known precisely for his gorund game, so this will just go down to the better striker.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This should be a good fight and I wanna see it, so I'm not bothered. I'd kinda prefer it was Shilt but this works too.
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This fight may as well be taking place in K-1, looking forward to some intense kickboxing.
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I'm going to hold off on this until I actually see them both in the ring, throwing punches. You never know when this will turn out to be false.

But nonetheless, I think Mirko is big enough now to handle JLB's size and work out a TKO in the 3rd.

PS: Anyone seen their first fight? It's hilarious, it was in 1996 and Mirko must have weighed no where over 200 lb. And his name at the time was "Mirko Tigre"
Lol, I have that fight, Mirko was just a skinny lil white boy and who can forget that mohawk/mullet he had
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Now, Mirko is definitely going the right way. He will be back.
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I always thought JLB had big potential for mma. I'd lol if Mirko takes him down, but I'm game for a big time kickboxing match with small gloves. Suspect chins and big power, should be good.
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