Glory 17 Main Event
In the main event of Glory 17 fight fans were treated to a rematch bout between international legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and American star Jarrell Miller. The Southern California crowd gave Cro Cop a standing ovation as both fighters entered the ring.
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller was seeking revenge as he lost a close, and questionable decision to Cro Crop a year ago on Mirko’s home turf. Miller, looking to prove that he won the first did a fantastic job of building the hype to this fight by taking his criticism of Cro Cop to Twitter and media members earlier in the week.
Unfortunately for Miller, who is the bigger man, he was unable to control Cro Cop and opened himself up to the vicious right leg of the Croation in the middle of round one. Cro Cop landed a huge body shot that sounded like a baseball bat hitting a piece of raw beef, which sent the crowd into frenzy.
Miller was unable to gain momentum in the fight and never found a home for his punching attack. The biggest shots he landed were a couple of low blows that sent Cro Cop to the mat. In round 3, Cro Cop landed a headkick that sent Miller to the ropes. Miller used the ropes and his clinch to land some beautiful knees to Cro Cop’s midsection, but unfortunately it was too late as Mirko Cro Cop sealed a unanimous decision victory.