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Stipe Miocic eyeing a bout with UFC 166 winner Gabriel Gonzaga

Written on October 25, 2013 by Hector

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Heavyweight prospect Stipe Miocic calls out Gabriel Gonzaga in UFC Tonight

Gabriel Gonzaga certainly made an impression with his KO win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 166 and it seems like he caught the attention of Stipe Miocic. The rising heavyweight prospect has expressed his interest in a possible fight with Napao in the recent edition of UFC Tonight.

The 31 year old Miocic has started his MMA record with 6-0 prior to his UFC career. Since then he racked up three straight wins with the promotion before suffering an upset KO at the hands of Stefan Struve. He returned to the winning column when he outpointed Roy Nelson in their heavyweight showdown last June and he wants to add the hard hitting Brazilian to the list of his victims. Meanwhile, Gonzaga has just recently come back to relevancy after back to back first round KOs of Dave Herman and Shawn Jordan. Gonzaga, who lost to randy Couture in his first bid for the title, has stated his interest for another run at the heavyweight gold in the interview after his win over Jordan.

That being said, Gonzaga’s camp has yet to say something about the potential matchup. Regardless, the two makes up for an interesting fight. Miocic has the advantage in speed and athleticism while Gonzaga will have the edge in the knockout power and submission department.

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Stefan Struve’s heart disorder is recovering well

Written on October 09, 2013 by Hector

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Stefan Struve’s heart condition is getting better after two months of medications

Stefan “The Skyscraper” Struve received the toughest challenge of his career last August. It was not in the form of an opponent but an ailment that threatens to end his MMA career. He was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and a bicuspid aortic valve, a condition in which there was only two leaflets in his aortic valve instead of three.

Struve was advised to take medications and then return to his doctor after two months. He visited his doctor last Wednesday and he returned with an encouraging result. His manager has provided an update on his condition in MMAfighting.com.

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Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic, To Headline UFC on FUEL TV 5

Written on June 17, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC on FUEL TV 5 (aka UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs. Miocic) will take place this September in England

Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic are set to headline the upcoming “UFC on FUEL TV 5″ event.

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Lavar Johnson Replaces Mark Hunt At UFC 146

Written on May 18, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Mark Hunt suffers from a knee injury, gets replaced by Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson in a heavyweight bout against Stefan Struve.

Mark Hunt is forced to step out from the upcoming UFC 146 event, after suffering from a knee injury. Set to replace him in his scheduled heavyweight bout against Stefan Struve is former Strikeforce fighter, Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson. Johnson has just nine days to prepare for his upcoming fight.

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UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger Results

Written on February 16, 2012 by Markham Mencken

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Jake Ellenberger defeats Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision while Stefan Struve KO's Dave Herman in second round.

Fighting Insider has full results for all UFC on FUEL fights which took place on February 15th, at the Omaha Civic Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

The evening was highlighted by a welterweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger, with Ellenberger defeating Sanchez via unanimous decision. Other highlight is a heavy weight fight between Stefan Struve and Dave Herman, with Struve knocking out Herman in the second round.

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Stefan Struve vs Pat Barry, Set for UFC on Versus 6

Written on July 27, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With a hug contrast in height and in fighting styles, Stefan Struve will meet Pat Barry at UFC on Versus 6

UFC’s tallest heavyweight fighter will face its shortest, as Stefan Struve is slated to meet Pat Barry at UFC on Versus 6 on October 1. Both fighters are coming off knockout losses, with Stefan Struve coming from Travis Browne at UFC 130 and Pat Barry from Cheick Kongo at UFC on Versus 4.

Set to take action in Washington, D.C., UFC on Versus 6 will feature a bantamweight tournament between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson. Also set for the said event are the following:

Charlie Brenneman vs Anthony Johnson
Matt Wiman vs Mac Danzig
Paul Sass vs Michael Johnson
Mike Easton vs Jeff Houghland

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UFC 130 Main Card Preview

Written on May 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Before UFC 130 takes into action, check out Fighting Insider's main card preview.

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Matt Hamill now takes the UFC 130 main event, with both Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard injured. While this match-up seems likely to impact the pay-per-view buy rate, the odds remain the same for the other bouts in the card.

So before UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill kicks off later at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, here is Fighting Insider’s main card preview.

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Struve, to Face McCorkle at UFC 124

Written on October 06, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Skyscraper is definitely getting the highs as he's slated to face Big Sexy at the upcoming UFC 124. Aside from GSP and Kos, Struve and McCorkle will surely make the night big time.

A week after Stefan Struve was awarded with a new four fight deal with UFC, Skyscraper is set to get back in Montreal to face Sean McCorkle at UFC 124.

During his time in UFC, Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve got a 4-2 record at 22 years old. Struve got his knockout victory over Christian Morecraft at UFC 117 after a first round struggle. Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle, meanwhile, is a good prospect with his impressive 10-0 mark. Big Sexy took advantage to make a UFC debut in his home-state, Indiana, and won a first round submission over Mark Hunt. And it looks like McCorkle has a tall test, literally and figuratively, in front of him.

Can McCorkle get pass the Skyscraper? Or will Struve mar Big Sexy’s record for the first time?

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Stefan Struve: Signing a UFC Contract Again

Written on September 29, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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From Holland to UFC, Stefan Struve got another four-fight deal from the promotion. With UFC letting Skyscraper stay in the Octagon a bit longer, it seems like the kickboxer in towering many of his opponents.

Last Tuesday, Struve’s management company announced that UFC has signed the up-and-comer Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve a new four-fight deal. Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve has won four of his last five fights since joining the promotion. With a height of 6-foot-11, Skyscraper is given the distinction of being the tallest fighter in the UFC. The 22-year-old kickboxer is fresh from a Knockout of the Knight performance against Christian Morecraft at UFC 117. He also acquired the Submission of the Night award after giving Chase Gormley a triangle choke at UFC 104. All but two of his 14 career wins came by submission, and another four by knockout.

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