Found March 03, 2013 on
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There was no need for a third man in the cage when Hunt took on Stefan "The Skyscraper" Struve during the UFC on Fuel TV 8 co-main event in Saitama. Mark Hunt calls off his own fights, and after landing a left hook of doom that dropped his 7 foot tall opponent, he knew the next step would be heading over to collect his KO of the night bonus. For Struve it would be heading to the nearest hospital to fix that broken jaw.
Getting hit by Mark Hunt once, let alone 47 times of the significant variety has to be rather costly. Stefan Struve has the bill from the Saitama Medical Center to prove it. Struve fired back with 24 significant strikes of his own but none of them were able to do even close to as much damage as those of Hunt's. Hunt hit one of his two take downs and surprisingly was able to hang with Struve on the mat after working his ground game over at ATT. Hunt was able to pass Struve's guard twice and even pulled off one reversal. All stats via fightmetric.
At the 1:44 marker of the 3rd and final round Mark Hunt landed a left hook on Stefan Struve that didn't knock him unconscious, it just knocked him on his ass and left him with a broken jaw. We'll post a picture of the X-ray later, it's nasty. Mark Hunt walked away knowing that the damage was done. Referee Herb Dean went to see if Struve could continue, after he realized he could not the fight was called off. The streaky Hunt improves to 9-7 finding himself on a 4-fight win streak. Struve's 4-fight win streak comes to a close as he drops to 25-6.
With his improved ground game I'm starting to truly believe that Mark Hunt has a shot against anyone in the UFC heavyweight division not names Cain Velasquez. I say let's get him in there with another high level K-1 guy in Alistair Overeem. But for that we'd have to wait for the smoke to clear between "The Reem" and Junior dos Santos this Memorial Day weekend. The clock is ticking on Hunt's career so waiting isn't an option. We need to schedule a fight for this guy as soon as possible. The first name that comes to mind for me after Overeem is Shane Carwin. Carwin has been on the shelf since the summer of '11 when his face was butchered by JDS for 15 full minutes and not one less. A good stand and bang war with Mark Hunt could be just what the doctor ordered when and if Carwin does finally return to action. Struve is one of the most active guys in his division. At the age of 25 he's already competed 31 times, and after having his jaw broken by Mark Hunt it may finally be time for him to take a little break. When he does return though he deserves a big fight. I'd like to see him get Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to close out the year. Big Nog is currently scheduled to take on Fabricio Werdum this summer in Brazil after the two men finish their coaching duties for the 2nd season of TUF Brazil. Regardless of the outcome, I like Nogueira vs. Struve a ton. Whether the two men stay upright or if it hits the mat, this is one that's is worthy of co-headlining any pay-per-view or free TV card.
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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...
UFC on Fuel TV 8 featured arguably one of the most violent knockouts in recent memory when Mark Hunt knocked out Stefan Struve in the third round of their co-main event bout. The fight was an entertaining back and forth affair up until the third round where Hunt picked up the pace, eventually catching Struve with a perfectly placed punch to the jaw.
Struve later tweeted that...
A picture says a thousand words.
Stefan Struve tweets picture of broken jaw
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Stefan Struve lost to Mark Hunt at UFC on Fuel 8, but now we know that the punch that KO’d him did more than just knock him out. Struve went to twitter to discuss his loss and show fans pictures of his broken jaw:
45 minutes to the hospital without painkillers.. Man, please choke me out.. Jaw is hurting like crazy..
— Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) March 3, 2013
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...
Nothing like 3-D CT Scan pics to show how bad a fracture really is. Nasty hit and nasty consequence. Struve’s chin has been a big question mark his entire career and even though he got knocked out by Hunt he still ate a number of big shots in the fight and proved he can take a punch. Stefan did not look good in this fight, especially after the first round. He stood in front...
This was an epic fight that had a controversial split decision. It appeared as though Silva was not too pleased with the result. I don’t blame him. Cool footage that was dug up by our friends at MiddleEasy.com.
Wandy And Stann Backstage Photo Op
Mark Hunt’s Punch Perfectly Photographed
For those of you who have wondered what a broken jaw looks like, UFC fighter Stefan Struve decided to show us via his Twitter account.
After losing to Mark Hunt in the third round of a bout in Japan, Stefan was taken to a local hospital and below is the X-ray of the damage that the knockout did to his facial structure:
(Courtesy of Fightline)
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 [...]
Ever wonder what a broken jaw looks like on an x-ray? Wonder no more - the UFC's Stefan Struve tweeted this out after a recent fight with Mark Hunt.
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Stefan Struve had his jaw broken in his UFC on Fuel TV fight Sunday in Japan, and he seems to be in pretty good spirits despite the injury.
The Dutch 7-footer lost to Mark Hunt by third-round TKO. After the fight, he tweeted that he wanted the referee, Herb Dean, to remove his tooth from his cheek so he could continue fighting. That plan quickly was abandoned after he realized his...
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Wandy KO Of Stann GIF
Mark Hunt KO Of Struve GIF
Stefan Struve isn’t the only one who broke something on Saturday night at UFC on FUEL TV 8. Lightweight Takanori Gomi revealed he fractured his right hand at some point during the opening round of his highly controversial defeat to Diego Sanchez.
As customary with most wounds suffered inside the Octagon, Gomi posted a picture of his X-ray on his official blog for the entire MMA...