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 with his face and left Japan with a TKO loss and broken jaw for his troubles.
Hunt put the youngster down at 1:44 in the final round.
UFC on FUEL TV 8 took place inside Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
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Video: Highlights: UFC on Fuel 8: Hunt – Struve