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Stefan Struve vs Stipe Miocic targeted to headline UFC's return to England | UFC News

by: Chris Taylor

Heavyweights Stefan Struve (24-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) have been targeted to headline UFC on FUEL TV 5 which takes place September 29th, in Nottingham, England.

The 24-year-old Struve, has reeled off three consecutive wins, most recently submitting Lavar Johnson via armbar at UFC 146 this past month. The Skyscraper also holds notable wins over Dave Herman, Pat Barry, and Christian Morecraft.

Miocic, who is 29 years of age, is coming off a win over Shane del Rosario at UFC 146, which improved his record to an unblemished 9-0. The undefeated heavyweight also holds UFC victories over Joey Beltran and a knockout win over Phil De Fries.

Also slated for the event are bouts between Yves Jabouin vs Brad Pickett and Akira Corassani vs Andy Ogle.

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15 Comments to Stefan Struve vs Stipe Miocic targeted to headline UFC's return to England | UFC News

  1. MOMO says:

    this fight is going to be another one of those were you think struve is going to get koed cuse of his weak chin but he will take it to the ground and win the fight there just like his last 3 fight they need to put him with a different kind of opponent.

  2. Mike cannon jr says:

    I don’t have any thing against the guy … But this stinks… Undercard novelty… Headlining . Wtf?!

  3. danielrchargers says:

    i heard England’s PISSED about this headlining there UFC return… i would be too. its more of a Co. if anything high.

  4. Come at me bro says:

    I buy all the all the PPVs no matter what and I love the free fights I watch UFC bellator and strikeforce to see as many fights as I canso who cares who’s here main event enjoy the fights

  5. rondo says:

    Hes gonna Lavar Johnson him….this kid keeps getting better…and bigger, the kids gonna be a force!

  6. Clay says:

    I have to take up for struve before every fight. Everyone thinks he sucks or he’s going to get knocked out. Truth is struve is only 24. He’s going to be champ someday. I have struve with the easy win. AGAIN. come on people jump on the bandwagon now before another fight goes by.

  7. stemm says:

    Im so jacked for this fight both these guys will have good long careers in the ufc struve will take some damage but he will get the victory and after that he will honestly be the number one contender hes got a good win streak and he finishes miocic is a beast hes heavy handed an well rounded a real threat and an exciting fighter cant wait for this fight and this card is already ten times better than the ufc 147 card thats the worst card of all time I wont pay for that card but ill be watching struve vs miocic for sure cant wait.

  8. Nick says:

    I’m kinda surprised that Struve beat Barry and Johnson. I didn’t think his weak chin would last, well submissions took that problem out of the equation.

  9. gazza says:

    For me I would have Dan Hardy on the Main Event of this card. Fighting in his hometown he is gonna be pumped and will want to put on a show for the fans

  10. Xaninho says:

    Struve is getting better and better with every fight and will be fighting for the title in a few fights. He’s not quite ready to take on the top 5 yet because he still has a bit of trouble with utilizing his reach advantage and keeping his distance.

    I don’t like JBJ, but that dude sure knows how to use his reach advantage. Struve should take a good look at him or maybe even train with him to learn.

  11. Cigaro says:

    I don’t understand why people believe he has a glass chin. His chin is underrated in fact(watch his slugfests with Morecraft and Buentello). The KO-losses he suffered could’ve happened to anyone. JDS can KO anyone, Nelson threw his whole weight(!) in to that overhand and against Browne it was a huge fail on Struve’s part(he jumped right into a superman punch).
    I would agree if people say his strike-defense sucks, because his striking is too clumpsy.

  12. Noel says:

    This is BS! Another 2 fingers up from Dana to the UK fans! Yeh it’l sell out because it’s only on 1nc a year but stop with the BS ‘headliners’ n packing the card with UK fighters! Ad rather a top headliner n a mixture of nationalities on the card not fights and fighters because it’s in the UK! Fuck you Dana start packing the Vegas cards with American fighters, only let GSP n Rory fight in Canada n Anderson, JDS, Aldo etc just put them on in Brazil see what others think of that!

    • Rob says:

      The tickets went on sale without even one fight being announced. The UFC know tickets will sell whoever they put on to fight as we only get one show per year. This is a very poor main event as has been the last few fights in the uk. They have virtually stopped sending over any of the real top talent in any of the divisions. Might as well get used to it. Why they have an office in the uk I don’t know.

  13. Michael hamlin says:

    What a weak ass main event!!!
    Once again Dana tight ass won’t give any big fights for free!!!!

  14. stemm says:

    Ufc 147 is the weakest card of all time and its not for free.

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