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Mostapha Al-turk vs. Mirko Cro Cop
Round 1: Al-turk landed some leg kicks early and went for a takedown, but cro Cop shrugged him off. Al-turk went for a head kick that missed. Al-turk pressed Cro Cop up against the cage, but Cro Cop moved out of the way. Cro Cop nailed Al-turk with a big right and then landed a flurry of punches that knocked Al-turk down. He let Al-turk back up and then nailed him with more punches before the referee called it. Unfortunately, A replay showed that it was an eye poke that stopped Al-turk in that final flurry.
Winner via TKO at 3:06 of Round 1: Mirko Cro Cop
Cro Cop said he was satisfied with his performance and it was better than his previous performances. He talked about his recovery from his surgery and thanked his doctors. Joe Rogan brought up that it was a poke to the eye that stopped Al-turk, and Cro Cop apologized but said it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.