Fuel TV 5: Stefan Struve KO's Stipe MiocicPosted on September 29, 2012, 06:21 PM by Anton Gurevich
Stefan Struve continued his impressive run inside the Octagon with a knockout victory over Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 5 in Nottingham, England.
Struve and Miocic went toe-to-toe inside the Octagon, but it was the Dutchman who managed to set the pace. Struve controlled Stipe Miocic with jabs and high-kicks, as the American-Croatian fighter tried to pave his way to victory with body shots. It seemed as Miocic was lacking "the finishing touch" to put Stefan Struve away, which eventually backfired with a 2nd Round KO defeat.
The referee Herb Dean stopped the action at 3:50 minutes into Round 2, after Stipe Miocic was out on his feet, courtesy of Stefan Struve's deadly onslaught. Miocic showed a lot of heart, but was simply unable to withstand the pressure after losing the striking exchange to Struve.
This was Stefan Struve's 9th victory in the UFC, and Miocic's first defeat.
Struve is now 25-5 in his MMA career, with sights solidifying his place as one of the potential contenders for the UFC Heavyweight title. The Skyscraper has now definitely moved up in the ladder.