On Saturday, April 11, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop II from the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland.
In the night’s main event, former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga clashed with former Pride superstar Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović for a second time. The pair met in 2007 with the Brazilian Gonzaga knocking out Cro Cop with his own weapon, the head kick. Since then, both fighters exited the promotion and returned. Gonzaga had gone 4-3 in his second stint with the organization, with all four wins coming by finish. Croatia’s Filipović had found success in both MMA and kickboxing, earning him another opportunity in the Octagon.
The co-main event featured a pair of light heavyweights known for finishes as Poland’s Jan Blachowicz met England’s Jimi Manuwa. Blachowicz erased Ilir Latifi in under two minutes in his promotional debut in October. Manuwa looked to rebound from the first loss of his career, as he fell to Alexander Gustafsson last March.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday with eight preliminary card bouts streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 11:45 a.m. ET, with the four-fight main card airing live at 3 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is a post-fight video interview with the victorious Cro Cop, as well as highlights of the finish of Gonzaga (courtesy of the UFC).
Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz
Pawel Pawlak vs. Sheldon Westcott
Joanne Calderwood vs. Maryna Moroz
Bartosz Fabinski vs. Garreth McLellan
Sergio Moraes vs. Mickael Lebout
Damian Stasiak vs. Yaotzin Meza
Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Anthony Hamilton
Izabela Badurek vs. Aleksandra Albu
Marcin Bandel vs. Stevie Ray
Taylor Lapilus vs. Rocky Lee