Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 11/10/14



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Stefan Struve


Vitals

6'11.5" 255 lbs (Heavyweight)
84.5" reach, Orthodox
February 18, 1988


Record

24-5 (UFC: 8-3)


Current Streak

3 straight wins


Training

Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Championships Held

Cage Gladiators World Heavyweight Champion: 2007-2008



Strengths

- the tallest fighter in UFC history
- 7-foot plus wingspan
- very experienced - been in the UFC since he was 21
- still extremely young - not in his prime years yet
- great kickboxer - formerly fought professionally
- submission wizard - 16 of his 24 wins are via tapout
- long limbs give him distinct advantage in striking and submissions
- decent cardio
- very good at passing guard & sweeping opponents on the ground
- finishes fights
- has never lost a fight that has gone past the first round
- great at utilizing leg kicks



Weaknesses

- has never beaten a top-flight heavyweight (only beats mid-card talent)
- despite being a kickboxer, he doesn't posses much knockout power
- questionable chin
- clinch and ground striking pretty much non-existent
- horrible strike defense (only successfully defends half of his opponent's strikes)
- absorbs more strikes than he dishes out
- abysmal takedown defense - has NEVER successfully stopped a takedown attempt in the UFC



Synopsis

It seems like he has been around forever, but Skyscraper is still only 24 years old.  While he has never been more than an average fighter in the UFC, he still has plenty of time to change that.


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