Archive: Stefan Struve

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...

Jan 17, 2014 8:49 am

Stefan Struve: “I’m coming back”

Stefan Struve hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since getting his jaw broken by the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt back in March of 2013. Prior to that the seven footer was on a four-fight winning streak. Struve was then diagnosed with a heart condition as he was recovering after his defeat. However, it seems as...

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Stefan Struve Looks For A Spring 2014 Return, Notes Huge Improvement To Heart Condition

Usually, when a professional fighter is told that he has an enlarged heart and a leaking aortic valve, they are facing the end of their professional career. That’s exactly what UFC heavyweight contender Stefan Struve was confronted with, early last year. And although Struve remained optimistic throughout this ordeal, others – like UFC President Dana...

Nov 25, 2013 11:18 am

Stefan Struve Back To Full Training Schedule, Expects UFC Return In 2014

In August Stefan Struve was diagnosed with a potential career ending heart condition. A rare, enlarged heart caused by a leaking aortic valve threatened the UFC heavyweight fighters career. We’ve been following the story, which has included a very negative outlook from UFC President Dana White, but recently Struve announced he was back in the...

Oct 15, 2013 10:06 am

QUICK TWITT | Stefan Struve Returned To Sparring

3 UFC heavyweight fighter, Stefan Struve, has been cleared by doctors to return to sparring practice following a heart condition many thought would end his career as an athlete. “I honestly don’t think he ever will [fight again],” said UFC president Dana White. “He’s got a rip in his heart. And you know, it’s one...

Oct 9, 2013 11:42 am

QUICK TWITT | Stefan Struve’s Heart Condition Improving, Now Cleared To Train

Late August, it was revealed that UFC heavyweight fighter, Stefan Struve, was diagnosed with a severe heart condition that could easily derail his career as a professional athlete. Shortly after the same revelation, Struve himself came out and said he would fight as long and as hard as he needed in order to make a...

Oct 2, 2013 7:31 am

Lavar Johnson discusses TRT suspension

36-year-old heavyweight, Lavar Johnson, appeared on Monday’s episode of ‘The MMA Hour,’ where he discussed his suspension by the California State Athletic Commission for elevated levels of testosterone following his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157. The loss was Johnson’s second in a row and he was subsequently released by the UFC. “What happened was basically I was...

Sep 9, 2013 7:26 am

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva official for UFC Fight Night 33 headliner

Heavyweight sluggers Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet in a five-round main event bout when the UFC returns to Australia this December. UFC executives officially announced the event today as “UFC Fight Night 33,” which takes place on Decemeber 7 in the Queensland capital...

Sep 7, 2013 11:31 am

Stefan Struve: “Retirement is not an option”

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came out and stated that he thought Stefan Struve’s fighting career was over. The 7-foot tall heavyweight’s torn heart is a condition that the UFC boss can’t fathom a recover from. Struve, at just 25-years-old believes that his run towards the top of the UFC’s ladder is...

Sep 5, 2013 10:09 am

Dana White Thinks Stefan Struve’s Career Is Over

“Yea, what he has is a serious condition, you know, and I honestly don’t think he ever will [fight again]. He’s got a rip in his heart. And you know, it’s one of those freak things that happen to people, and I love the kid. The kid’s got, no pun intended, but he’s got unbelievable...