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Everytime the UFC puts on a heavyweight fight, the bar is raised. The fans want knockouts, and with the UFC traveling to Nottingham, England, for the first time, disappointment was not an option. Pleasing the crowds would be a tall task indeed, but the UFC found the right man to stand up to the task.
At 7 feet tall, Stefan Struve emphatically knocked out Stipe Miocic in a battle that more than merited main event status. His victory will go a long way in answering the doubts that have surrounded the young fighter's career inside the Octagon.
With Struve pitted against the former Golden Gloves champion Miocic, many were confidently predicting that Struve would fail to use his kickboxing and gigantic proportions to properly meter the distance and control the fight. In the first round, it seemed that we naysayers were right, with Struve allowing Miocic to tag him in a way that should simply not have been possible.
But in the second round, something strange hap...
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Plenty of fans complained all the livelong day about the lack of star power Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 5 roster packed. However, the freebie fight card turned out to be action packed with several thrilling finishes – including the show’s featured attraction between Stefan Struve (Pictured) and Stipe Miocic.
It took Struve a round to find his range, but once he did it was a...
Watch the post-fight press conference video live for UFC on FUEL TV Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic following the fights in Nottingham, England.
Struve took another step up the heavyweight ladder with a second round technical knockout of the previously undefeated Miocic in the main event. In the co-main event Dan Hardy displayed an improved ground game as he earned a unanimous decision...
The Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England plays host to UFC on FUEL TV 5 on Saturday, September 29th. Stefan Struve battles Stipe Miocic in the main event with the winner taking another step up the heavyweight ladder.
The preliminary card for UFC on FUEL TV 5 will be streamed free on the UFC’s Facebook page beginning at 1:30pm ET. The six fight main card will be televised live...
Stefan Struve's brother Nick got him into mixed martial arts at age 15.
The 6-foot-11 Dutchman also credits Nick for keeping him in the sport after he mangled an eye in his first pro fight two years later.
"I know my parents probably wouldn't have been OK with me turning pro at 17," Stefan Struve told FOXSports.com in advance of Saturday's UFC on Fuel TV 5...
Tune in to view the official weigh-in video live for UFC on FUEL TV 5 at approximately 11:00am ET on Friday, September 28th. UFC on FUEL TV 5 (aka UFC Nottingham) features a heavyweight showdown between Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic.
Preliminary Card Weigh-in Results
Jason Young vs. Robert Peralta
DaMarques Johnson vs. Gunnar Nelson
Tom Watson vs. Brad Tavares
Andy Ogle vs. Akira...
After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Matt Wiman (Pictured), Drew Pickett, Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic each an additional $40,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs. Miocic.”
Wiman ended his year-long hiatus in style by tapping out Brazilian jiu jitsu ace Paul Sass. “Handsome’s” opening round...
“UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs. Miocic” will be jumping off Saturday inside Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Facebook kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming five preliminary bouts at approximately 1:45PM ET/10:45AM PT.
Fans simply have to “Like” the UFC’s Facebook page in order to watch the scraps live.
FUEL TV will then broadcast the main card starting at...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs. Miocic” event will be tipping the scale today inside Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 11AM ET/8AM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
A heavyweight shootout between Stefan Struve and...
Main Card (Fuel TV)• Heavyweight Bout: Stefan Struve (251) vs. Stipe Miocic (239)
• Welterweight Bout: Dan Hardy (169) vs. Amir Sadollah (169)
• Bantamweight Bout: Brad Pickett (135) vs. Yves Jabouin (136)
• Lightweight Bout: Paul Sass (156) vs. Matt Wiman (156)
• Welterweight Bout: John Hathaway (169) vs. John Maguire (169)
• Welterweight Bout: Che Mills...
An additional $40,000 was awarded to each of the following fighters for their refusal to underachieve during tonight's fights in Nottingham, England. Fight of the Night: Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic Knockout of the Night: Brad Pickett Submission of the Night: Matt Wiman