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Stefan Struve is about to head into his fifth co-main event fight this weekend at the ripe age of 25. Struve is on a four fight winning streak, with all of those wins coming by stoppage, which is impressive in the talent rich heavyweight division. Struve is calling for a title shot should he get past the very dangerous Mark Hunt. Not sure if Struve is ready for the likes of Cain Velasquez just yet in his career. Struve has some obvious gifts that can’t be taught, mainly being seven feet tall and having unbelievable reach, but his wrestling needs substantial work. Struve has only stuffed one take down in his UFC career, and in this sport wrestling wins championships. If Skycraper can round out his game and prove his wrestling against some top ten heavyweights then he could be be ready for a shot at the belt, but for now the UFC should continue to bring the young Dutch fighter along slowly.
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Stefan Struve (pictured) proved once again that the face-to-fist defense is not the business. Not only did Struve leave Japan with a loss on his résumé, but “Skyscraper” will also take home a broken jaw for his troubles.
“Thanks for the support everybody, I wanted [referee Herb Dean] to take the tooth out of my cheek and continue but then it turned out my jaw was broken...
Stefan Struve was more than a 2-to-1 odds-on favorite to beat veteran Mark Hunt (pictured) on Saturday night. A win would have propelled “Skyscraper” into the upper echelon of the UFC heavyweight division.
For some peculiar reason, Struve didn’t want to use his significant reach advantage by executing jabs and kicks. Instead, the 25-year-old decided to block Hunt’s fists...
When a guy is 5’10 and fights a guy who is 7’0, their stare down pic is a must see. Struve better use that distance to keep Hunt away from him, as Hunt could touch you and you could go to sleep.
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Both Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve are on win streaks and one must come to an end.
Hunt landed punches and kicks early, so Struve decided to grab on and pull guard. Struve used his ground skill to pull off a butterfly guard sweep right into mount. The Skyscraper ground and pounded with some great punches and went for an armbar as Hunt was trying to escape, but Hunt defended well. Hunt...
In the latest episode of the show, Scott Johnson of Kamikaze Overdrive MMA gives his predictions for the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 8 card. This episode of the show covers predictions for the 6 fights on the UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs Stann main card. Also below the video you can see the [...]
The UFC on FUEL TV 8 fighter weigh-ins have concluded and everyone but Diego Sanchez successfully made weight for the event. The fighter weigh-ins for tomorrow’s UFC on FUEL TV 8 took place tonight at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, the event takes place at the same venue. Main event fighter Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1 MMA, 4-7 UFC) weighed-in [...]
UFC on FUEL TV 8 did not disappoint and neither did the fighters who racked up some extra cash by winning fight bonuses for their performances on the card. UFC on FUEL TV 8 took place last night at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) won $100,000 for knockout of the night and [...]
After a rough start to a card that looked like fight porn on paper we all got rewarded with a happy ending. Below you will find tonight's fighter bonuses along with the full 'UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs. Stann' post-fight press conference video stream.
An additional $50,000 a piece was awarded to each of the following fighters for their refusal to underachieve tonight...
The UFC will hold their traditional pre-fight press conference today for UFC on FUEL TV 8 in Tokyo.
Expected to be in attendance are Brian Stann, Wanderlei Silva, Mark Hunt, Stefan Struve and others.
The video stream is expected to begin at 6pm PT/9pm ET.
Courtesy of UFC.com.
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Despite dropping his second straight big league bout, Lavar Johnson (pictured) will not be released from the UFC. Needless to say, the heavyweight was more than thrilled he wasn’t issued his walking papers.
“Thank God, I still have a job with the ufc!” Johnson tweeted Thursday night.
The slugger started out his Octagon career with a bang by winning his first two fights in...
UFC on FUEL TV 8 is a thing of the past now and so are some memorable match-ups. The event which took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan had some fantastic finishes and just all out wars.
As always the UFC hands out their post-fight bonuses and tonight was no different.
UFC President Dana White announced following the event who had taken home the money.
The main event...
I hope people are as pumped up for this card as I am. I got chills watching this little feature narrated by Mark Hunt.
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