Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic took the center stage on Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV 5 in Nottingham, England.  On this night, Struve waited patiently for the right opening and capitalized on Miocic slowing down.

Struve scored his fourth win in a row by way of stoppage since losing to Travis Browne. He has now collected wins over the likes of Lavar Johnson, Pat Barry, Dave Herman and Stipe Miocic.

After Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez takes place at UFC 155 in December, there just aren’t a lot of heavyweights in line for a shot at the title, and with a four-fight winning streak, Struve makes a strong argument for a shot down the road.

“There’s not a lot of other guys in the heavyweight division on a four-fight win streak right now,” Struve said at the UFC on Fuel TV 5 post-fight press conference.

“Four finishes in my last four fights.  I believe I won six of my last seven.  I’m not even sure.  I think I got 29 pro wins now, but I think I’m closing in on that, but still, there’s no rush.  I’m 24, imagine what I can do in four years, but I think I’m a couple of wins away.”

At 24 years old, Struve remains patient amongst the top of the division because he knows that one day his time will come.  Even with standing in the upper echelon of heavyweights, Struve believes that he’ll be an even more dominant force as time progresses.

Although he’s not impatient, Fabricio Werdum is a big name that stands out in Struve’s mind. He feels that if he did get a shot at Werdum and defeat him, he’d undoubtedly become next in line for a title shot.

“I think for example, Werdum would be an awesome fight for me next fight.  You know, I think I can cope with him on the ground and I think I can rough him up on the feet.”

UFC president Dana White, while brimming with compliments for Struve, wasn’t yet prepared to say what’s next for the tallest fighter in the Octagon.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC on Fuel TV 5 post-fight coverage.

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