Heavyweights Stefan Struve, Mark Hunt to Meet at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Japan



Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt will collide at UFC on Fuel TV 8.

The March 3 event takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, though the promotion has yet to officially announce any matchups for the show. The evening’s main draw airs live on Fuel TV, while the preliminary card streams immediately prior on Facebook. MMAWeekly.com first reported the pairing on Monday, and Sherdog.com confirmed the booking with a source close to the bout this afternoon.

Struve, 24, has won seven of his last eight and four straight fights heading into his collision with Hunt. Known as “Skyscraper,” the 7-foot Dutchman was perfect in 2012, stopping onetime EliteXC talent Dave Herman with punches to begin the year before submitting former Strikeforce competitor Lavar Johnson with an armbar this past May at UFC 146. Most recently, Struve earned his seventh victory by way of knockout, finishing Stipe Miocic with a flurry of blows on Sept. 29 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.

Hunt, meanwhile, rides a three-fight winning streak into the contest, most recently knocking out hard-hitting Frenchman Cheick Kongo last February at UFC 144, which also took place at the Saitama Super Arena. The former Pride Fighting Championships staple made quite an about-face last year, besting Chris Tuchscherer and Ben Rothwell after losing his previous six fights dating back to July 2006.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 9 days ago
  • 18 views

The UFC’s first Australian event of 2015 is targeted for May 10, and Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic will reportedly headline the card in a heavyweight matchup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 views

A heavyweight fight between Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic is reportedly going to headline the UFC's debut card in Adelaide, Australia this May. While not officially confirmed by UFC officials, it looks read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to add a little hometown flavor to its upcoming UFC Fight Night 65 mixed martial arts (MMA) event "Down Under," scheduled for the Adelaide Entertainmen read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 4 views

Mark Hunt vs. Stipe Miocic will headline UFC's first trip to South Australia. After hosting 6 events in the continent, the UFC will be heading to South Australia for the first time as they venture to read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 152 views

Credit to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Stipe Miocic (12-2) for being a realist. The No. 4-ranked slugger will throw hands opposite No. 5-ranked Mark Hunt (10-9-1) at the upcoming read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt delves into his loss to Fabricio Werdum last year. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

Heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Anthony Hamilton will face each other in a heavyweight bout during the UFC’s first trip to Poland. The promotion announced the bout on Wednesday morning.Filed unde read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 views

Mark Hunt wanted to fight in Australia late last year. He's likely to get his wish now. A fight between the popular heavyweight, who was born in New Zealand and now lives in Sydney, and fellow conten read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 0 views

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. -- UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson will look back at Bigfoot Silva vs. Frank Mir and ahead to his UFC 185 f read news >>