Mixed Martial Artist and the current UFC Heavyweight Champion of the World, with an impressive 16-2 MMA record.
Professional Firefighter with Oakwood and Valley View Fire Departments. Family from Cetinrad and Rtina. He prides himself on his loyalty to his family and friends. Professionaly, Stipe looked up to fellow Croatian Mirko Cro Cop. He won the title in May 2016 & Defended it Successfully in September in his Hometown of Cleveland, OH.
Since entering the UFC in October 2011, Stipe has amassed 3 Fight of the Night Awards, three Performance of the Night Awards, and one Knockout of the Night Award. He has main evented six UFC cards.
Well known for his accolades inside the Octagon, Stipe is also prominently recognized for his work as a firefighter and paramedic and proud of his charity work with many groups including the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. A full time UFC fighter, Stipe has noted numerous times that “one of my proudest moments was becoming a firefighter”. Saving and helping people, is just something I always wanted to do. Stipe will participate in an event with the Toronto Croatian Chamber on December 3rd. Stipe loves the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers. Division I baseball player and wrestler at Cleveland State University.
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