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Scary stuff.
The Heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione that was scheduled to take place tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) at UFC 175 has been canceled in the eleventh hour.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) media members sitting ringside at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, have been informed about the breaking -- and unfortunate -- bad news.
Heidi Fang is among them: Just spoke to officials about Struve the report is accurate, he did black out in the locker room. More detail more

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UFC 175's pay-per-view bout between Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione has been cancelled, as Struve briefly lost consciousness backstage prior to the fight.
"Stefan Struve blacked out in the locker room," UFC President Dana White tweeted from the official SportsCenter account. "He has elevated heart rate and is out of the fight. I'd never risk his health. More Coverage: UFC 175 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App "His heart rate was up, and he blacked out," White subsequently told M more

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Stefan Struve has suffered a “near-fainting spell” backstage prior to his fight against Matt Mitrione at UFC 175 in Las Vegas. more

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After nearly sixteen months off battling a serious heart condition, Stefan Struve bucked the odds to return to the Octagon against Matt Mitrione at this weekend's (July 5, 2014) UFC 175 from Las Vegas. Will the massive "Skyscraper" return to tower over the inconsistent "Meathead?" Read our fight preview to find out!
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Stefan Struve will not make his return at UFC 175 after fainting in the locker room shortly before his fight.
Stefan Struve was set to return to the UFC for the first time in over a year tonight at UFC 175, but it appears the fight will now not take place.
Struve, who had previously been sidelined after doctors discovered a bicuspid aortic valve, was set to face Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight bout on the pay per view undercard of UFC 175, but passed out in the locker room. The fight has now been more

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UFC 175 was supposed to be Stefan Struve's triumphant return to the Octagon, but that was not to be. The No. 12-ranked heavyweight contender fainted backstage. Checked out by the medical staff, Struve was determined to have an elevated heart rate, and the UFC made the decision to scratch the bout. The health of the fighters comes first.
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LAS VEGAS – Despite their fight being scratched from UFC 175 on Saturday, Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione each will receive both their show money and win bonuses.Filed under: News more

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UFC Fight Night 50 just got a whole lot more punchy.
Heavyweights with proven knockout power will square off at the Sept. 5 card at Foxwoods Casino near Ledyard, Conn., when Matt Mitrione meets Derrick Lewis. FOXSports.com initially reported the bout Wednesday.
Mitrione, a 35-year-old former NFL player from Illinois, was scheduled to meet Stefan Struve at UFC 175 last weekend. That matchup was scrapped at the last moment due to Struve's health scare in the locker room at Mandalay Bay. Mitrione w more