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 happene...