Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic scheduled for UFC on Fuel TV 5Posted on June 15, 2012, 05:28 PM by Mike Drahota
News just arose that the UFC's first foray into Nottingham, England, will feature a shootout between two of the promotion's best rising Heavyweights. Stipe Miocic and Stefan Struve are set to battle it out in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 5 the September 29th card. Stefan Struve officially revealed the news today via Twitter.com:
Fighting Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC Fuel 5! Happy to come back to Fight in Europe, proud to be main event! It's gonna be great!!— Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) June 15, 2012
Both of the young prospects were in action at the historic UFC 146, with Struve submitting Levar Johnson and Miocic knocking out Shane del Rosario. With a win, either fighter could be close to the title mix in the suddenly very talented UFC Heavyweight division. Only twenty-four years old, Struve possesses an impressive 8-3 record in the Octagon with 4 submissions and 3(T)KOs. Miocic himself is undefeated at 9-0, winning his only three bouts in the UFC. His last two fights ended with him earning two first-round knockouts. The fight has the makings of a great Heavyweight battle and should gauge the readiness of the two combatants for top competition.
Other fights featured on the Nottingham card include Andy Ogle vs. Akira Corassani and Brad Pickett vs. Yves Jabouin, and Dan Hardy fighting a yet-to-be-named opponent. This fall's UFC on Fuel TV 5 from Nottingham, England just got a lot more exciting.
Further Reading: Stefan Struve: When I have a good day, I can beat anyone in the UFC (Interview)