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Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed today that his agency has filed a letter with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services seeking approval for Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic to compete in UFC 67 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center on February 3, 2007. The UFC has yet to request NSAC approval for a potential opponent.
It is speculated that UFC president Dana White will introduce the thirty-two-year-old Filipovic to the American viewing audience during tomorrow’s UFC 66 pay-per-view broadcast. Filipovic, (21-4-2), is the PRIDE Fighting Championships’ 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix Champion. A native of Croatia, Filipovic was a commando in an elite police anti-terrorist unit and is renowned for his arsenal of explosive strikes, which is highlighted by a devastating left high kick.
UFC 66 Salaries
The Fight Network has obtained the official compensation for three of the nine bouts on Saturday’s card.
Tito Ortiz -- $210,000 / no win bonus
Chuck Liddell -- $250,000 / no win bonus
Note: Both Liddell and Ortiz are expected to share a percentage of pay-per-view proceeds.
Andrei Arlovski -- $90,000 / $55,000 win bonus
Marcio Cruz -- $5,000 / $5,000 win bonus
Forrest Griffin -- $16,000 / $16,000
Keith Jardine -- $7,000 / $7,000