MMA and Kickboxing legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ will now face Jarrell Miller at Glory 17 in Los Angeles, Callifornia after original opponent, and fellow Pride veteran, Sergey Kharitonov was forced to withdraw citing a hand injury.
The fight between ‘Cro Cop’ and Miller will be a rematch of their controversial fight from the K-1 World Grand Prix final in Zagreb. The Croatian walked away the winner of their fight (and the tournament) but there were many critics of how the judges scored the fight.
Now it seems Glory and their matchmaker, Cor Hemmers, will be providing the stage to settle the score once and for all.
“In March last year, Miller and ‘CroCop’ took part in a tournament in Zagreb, Croatia. ‘CroCop’ was awarded the decision but it was very controversial. It was the first ever loss on Miller’s professional record. He was furious. When he calmed down after the event he defined the result as ‘paying his dues’ but now, just over one year on, he has a chance to settle the score, ” Hemmers said on Gloryworldseries.com.
Glory 17 is a double event headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Ghita and Rico Verhoeven, a welterweight title fight between Marc de Bonte and Joseph Valtellini and a one-night-eight-man middleweight tournament that features Melvin Manhoef.