Mirko “Cro Cop” will make his second Glory appearance on June 21. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Glory World Series has solidified the Spike TV portion of its Glory 17 “Los Angeles” card with a headlining bout pitting all-around combat sports legend Mirko Filipovic against Jarrell Miller in a rematch of their 2013 bout.
Promotion officials also formally announced Marcus Vinicius as a replacement in the event’s featherweight contender tournament following Miguel Torres’ withdrawal from his bout with Shane Oblonsky.
“Cro Cop” will be making his second appearance for America’s largest kickboxing promotion following a controversial decision loss to Remy Bonjanski at Glory 14. The first encounter between the Croatian international and “Big Baby” served as the only loss in Miller’s 23-bout kickboxing career.
Glory 17 takes place on June 21 from the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and will be followed by the promotion’s inaugural pay-per-view, Glory "Last Man Standing."
The pay-per-view portion of the card features Marc De Bonte defending his welterweight title against "Bazooka" Joe Valtellini and a main event rematch between Daniel Ghita and current champion Rico Verhoeven for the heavyweight strap.