Archive: Stefan Struve

Dec 13, 2014 5:47 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Overeem KOs Struve in First Round

Alistair Overeem performed to his maximum potential tonight and picked up his second knockout victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Reem kicked things off by shooting for a clinch and pressing Struve up against the fence. Struve was quick to separate and reset action in the middle of the octagon. Reem shot for another takedown...

Nov 3, 2014 8:40 am

Overeem: I Can Beat Rothwell 9 Out Of 10 Times

Despite an early TKO loss to Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night Jacare vs. Mousasi in September, Alistair Overeem still believes he can beat Rothwell 9 out of 10 times. After the loss, many began calling Overeem the biggest bust in UFC history, calling for ‘The Reem’ to be cut, however the UFC decided to...

Oct 19, 2014 11:02 am

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem’s Daring Alligator Catch

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem is gearing up for his UFC on FOX 13 on December 13th bout against Stefan Struve. Ahead of his bout, he caught a baby Alligator with his daughter, and posted the moment on Instagram. Loading I tend to keep mixing alligators with crocodiles! But to set the record straight.. Alligators are...

Oct 16, 2014 2:44 pm

Overeem: ‘Fight with Struve going to be fireworks’

“(Fighting again right away) works best because everything is still fresh, so I’m thankful that I’m in there again soon. It was also a weird loss – I got clipped, boom and it’s over. There’s no damage or anything really that goes on, so for me it’s a good chance to redeem myself. I don’t...

Sep 28, 2014 3:58 pm

Struve Slams Overeem, Not Impressed By His Record

Stefan Struve is once again slated to make his UFC return, this time against Alistair Overeem at UFC on FOX on December 13th. Struve was supposed to return from a year long hiatus stemming from heart troubles back at UFC 175 on July 5th, however pre-fight anxiety got the best of him, and he almost...

Sep 24, 2014 12:17 pm

Struve Not Impressed With Alistair Overeem

“Surprised? The competition, and the level of competition in UFC, is just really high. I said that to my friends and to people that asked me before he got into the UFC. They said he would dominate, be champion of UFC and annihilate everybody. But I told them to just wait and see. The competition...

Sep 24, 2014 4:58 am

Struve Breaks His Silence On UFC 175 Fainting Incident

“It started when we were still in the hotel room. I started to feel a little dizzy and not well, and it took me a little bit to get over that. I ate something, we went down and I felt better. We actually went to the UFC’s doctor and told them. They checked me, everything...

Sep 21, 2014 4:24 pm

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Supporting Youth Kickboxing

Alirstair Overeem is coming off a quick KO loss to Ben Rothwell earlier this month, but still found some time to go check out a youth kickboxing practice, and captured the moment on his Instagram. Supporting the youth @ 033’s @fightandpoweracademy central kickboxing practice! Overeem will face Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13 on...

Sep 18, 2014 9:38 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve set for UFC on FOX 13

A heavyweight slugfest has been added to December’s ‘UFC on FOX 13’ event, as UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will square off with Stefan Struve when the octagon returns to Phoenix, Arizona. Alistair Overeem (37-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was last seen in action just two weeks ago at “UFC Fight...

Sep 15, 2014 8:10 am

Full Fight Video: Roy Nelson KOs Stefan Struve In 39 Seconds

It’s no secret that Roy Nelson possesses some of the heaviest hands in the UFC, in this throwback video to 2010, we see Nelson crush Stefan Struve in just 39 seconds en route to a ‘Knockout Of The Night’ performance. Nelson fights Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 52 this Saturday, September 20th from Japan....

Aug 15, 2014 11:15 am

Fighter Leg-Reach To Be Added To UFC Broadcast Stats

UFC officials have opted to add one more statistic to their fight broadcasts. Leg reach. MMAJunkie.com got the scoop: There will be a brand new addition to that list in the near future, though, as the length of a fighter’s legs will be measured and listed, UFC officials confirmed to MMAjunkie. “I think it’s a...

Jul 14, 2014 5:58 pm

Stefan Struve ‘100% Wants To Fight’ After Fainting Incident

Stefan Struve’s manager spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about the incident that occurred backstage that forced him off of the UFC 175 card and halted The Skyscraper’s return. For those who don’t know, Struve was slated to return against Matt Mitrione at UFC 175, but just a few minutes before...

Jul 8, 2014 2:53 pm

Stefan Struve: Fainting Spell Unrelated To Heart Condition

Stefan Struve was supposed to make his return to the Octagon this past Saturday against Matt Mitrione, however just several fights before his, he experienced a fainting spell and was deemed unable to compete. Struve has been out of competition for quite some time after it was discovered that he has a leaky aortic valve,...

Jul 5, 2014 9:35 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Weidman Retains Against Machida in FOTY Candidate

Chris Weidman turned the tables on Lyoto Machida and controlled the center of the octagon, dictating where the fight went. Weidman constantly backed Machida up against the fence, and this limited whatever space Machida needed to be elusive and cut his offense in half. Weidman had some issues taking Machida down, but when he finally...

Jul 5, 2014 8:46 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Rousey KOs Davis in 16 Seconds, Retains Championship

Ronda Rousey is one of a kind. She now possesses the second fastest knockout in UFC history and the fastest championship defense in UFC history. When Davis and Rousey met in the middle of the octagon, Rousey caught her with a right hand and a knee to the body. Davis doubled over and Rousey took...

Jul 5, 2014 8:22 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Hall Breaks Toe in 1st Round, Still Beats Santos

Uriah Hall may be one of the toughest fighters to step foot in the octagon. Hall broke his toe and continued to throw kicks with his foot for the remainder of the bout. Hall sported a limp the entire fight, but he made it clear that he was not going to let the injury stop...

Jul 5, 2014 7:46 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Struve/Mitrione Canceled Due to Struve’s Health Issues

Mike Goldberg has just confirmed on the “UFC 175” broadcast that Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione’s fight has been canceled due to health issues on Struve’s end. Goldberg brought UFC Medical Consultant Dr. Jeffery Davidson on screen and shared what exactly happened with Struve backstage. Apparently, Struve was having heart palpitations during his medical exam...

Jul 5, 2014 7:40 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Doane Earns Controversial Decision Win Against Brimage

Marcus Brimage made his bantamweight debut tonight and looked fantastic. His decreased muscle mass improved his gas tank and he looked fresh, fast, and responsive throughout the entire fight. This is the best he has ever looked. The judges, however, did not look that great when their announcement was read. When standing, Brimage dominated Doane...

Jul 5, 2014 6:53 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Faber Forces Caceres to Submit in Round 3

The bout was scrappy, but surprisingly even while standing. Both Faber and Caceres would get their share of shots in before the fight hit the ground where Faber began to shine. Even though he defended more than half of Faber’s takedown attempts, it seemed as if Caceres had no answer for Faber’s ground game. Caceres...

Jul 5, 2014 6:28 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Robertson Smothers Alcantara en route to Decision Victory

Kenny Robertson showcased his grappling skills on the ground with his victory against Ildemar Alcantara tonight at “UFC 175”. They were the co-main event of the Fox Sports 1 portion of the card and it was a one-sided beating. Once Robertson got Alcantara to the ground, there was no question who was going to come...

Jul 5, 2014 6:05 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Santos Holds Camozzi Down for Decision Win

Bruno Santos frustrated fans and Chris Camozzi with his performance inside the octagon, but the fact remains that he did just enough to pick up a victory by way of judges’ decision. Chris Camozzi looked to be on his way to a victory with his strategy in the first round. He forced the bulky Santos...

Jul 5, 2014 5:20 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Font Knocks Roop Out in Round 1

Most fans were waiting to tune into Fox Sports 1 for the Urijah Faber bout, but Rob Font gave a nice treat to those who tuned in to see him. Most suspected Font to struggle to overcome Roop’s reach advantage, but he stood inside the instance in the middle of the octagon and had no...

Jul 5, 2014 4:48 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Zachrich Earns Decision Win Over Vasconcelos

Luke Zachrich and Guilherme Vasconcelos wrapped up the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary bouts with a middleweight contest. Even though it wasn’t as exciting as the first fight of the night, it was a strategic contest that saw the same pace throughout the entire bout. Zachrich and Vasconcelos met in the center of...

Jul 5, 2014 4:18 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Casey Rattles Bush Early, Earns 1st Round TKO

“King” Kevin Casey is back in the UFC, and it looks like he is here to stay. Kevin Casey and Bubba Bush kicked off the night of fights on UFC Fight Pass with their middleweight contest. Casey showed a great deal of improvement since his time in the octagon at “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale”....

Jul 3, 2014 8:33 am

Struve: My best years are coming up!

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) returns to the octagon this Saturday night when he meets Matt Mitrione (7-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on the UFC 175 main card. The 7-foot Dutchman has been out of action since March of 2013, this after being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. At...

May 9, 2014 5:22 pm

Struve: Mitrione is ‘pathetic’

By Evan Stoumbelis It’s been over a year since Stefan Struve has been in the Octagon. It was in that same fight where Mark Hunt shattered the jaw of “skyscraper”. Shortly after the fight it was discovered that Struve suffered from a leaky aortic valve in his heart. Meaning his heart was divided into two...

May 8, 2014 8:50 am

Stefan Struve’s UFC Return Scheduled For UFC 175 – Meets Matt Mitrione

Every once in a while, it’s nice to break away from the cynical, sensational and sometimes judgmental stories that MMA sites typically churn out, and have ourselves a little feelgood story. Well, here it is. Stefan Struve – the freakishly tall heavyweight who had been sidelined by a heart condition – has been cleared to resume his MMA career....

Apr 8, 2014 2:44 pm

Stefan Struve medically cleared for UFC return

After being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve late last August, most people thought that 26-year old UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) would never fight again. However, according to a report from USA Today Sports, the Dutchman recently received the green light from doctors and can now return to competing in mixed...