Stefan Struve Looking To Move Ahead In Heavyweight Division

Stefan Struve has spent the past three-plus years competing inside the Octagon.

Now, for the first time in his career, Struve will main event a show, as he takes on Stipe Miocic today at UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic. The card goes down from Nottingham, England.

For Struve, who is 24-5 in his career and 8-3 with the UFC, this is the perfect time to put his full skill set on display.

I’m 24 now, I’m not a boy. I’m one of the bigger guys. I’m just so confident now. I believe we’re both in the Top-10, and with a win – like Dana White said – we’ll be in the Top-5.

Struve has earned three consecutive victories since a knockout loss to Travis Browne last year. “Skyscraper,” who now checks in at 7-feet tall, has stopped Lavar Johnson, Dave Herman and Pat Barry since the defeat.

In fact, each of Struve’s last five UFC wins have come by either a form of knockout or submission, and seven of the eight have been ended early.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 117: Lima vs. Hawn

Event Date: April 18, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs Browne

Event Date: April 19, 2014
Broadcast: FOX, FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV,

Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey

Event Date: May 9, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva

Event Date: May 10, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass