Cro Cop’s 85-K rear-naked choke

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Cro Cop's submission hold. Get out of the way, ref! Photo: Josh Hedges

Mirko Cro Cop’s request was answered. It’s worth remembering, though, that he deserved it. The Croatian was lagging against Pat Barry at this Saturday’s UFC 115 event in Canada. But he rallied back and won by rear-naked choke, ditching his striker background to show his fine-tuned Jiu-Jitsu.

After the bout the former policeman asked Dana White for the submission of the night and fight of the night awards. The fight of the night request didn’t pan out, but Cro Cop’s submission netted him an extra 85 thousand dollars.

The best knockout bonus predictably went to Rich Franklin. With a cross right on the button followed by two more punches, he put Chuck Liddell’s lights out.

The award for best fight want to Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald, in a battle won by the former.

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