Not only is Mirko Cro Cop back in the UFC, but now he's booked into a fight against his old nemesis, Gabriel Gonzaga.
The UFC's senior vice president and general manager of Europe, David Allen, announced the fight during a press conference from Stockholm, Sweden on Friday. Cro Cop-Gonzaga II will headline the UFC's foray into Poland. That event will take place in Krakow on April 11.
Cro Cop and Gonzaga previously met at UFC 70 in Manchester, England, in 2007, and to this day remains one of the more memorable fights in UFC history. After a storied career in Pride FC, Cro Cop was closing in on a title shot in the heavyweight division, but the Brazilian "Napao" downed the Croatian fighter with a spectacular head kick late in the first round.
The 40-year old Cro Cop (30-11-2) is coming off of back-to-back wins over Satoshi Ishii in Japan. He also competed in the kickboxing promotion, Glory, where he defeated Jarrell Miller in June.
The UFC also announced a light heavyweight co-main event between England-based fighter Jimi Manuwa against Poland's own Jan Blachowicz. Manuwa is coming off the first defeat of his professional MMA career, which came at the hands of Alexander Gustafsson back in March of 2014. Blachowicz had a successful UFC debut this past October, as he defeated Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 53 via first round TKO.
UFC Fight Night Poland will take place on April 11 at the Krakow Arena.