Stefan Struve, the No. 12-ranked contender in the heavyweight division, will return to action on Saturday after a health scare.
The 7-footer is coming back after more than a year. He was sidelined with a leaking aortic valve (via MMAFighting.com. He takes on Matt Mitrione in an attempt to become a feel good story and begin working his way back up the UFC rankings.
The question is: Can he become a top-five level fighter?
I believe so. Let's start with his skills. Struve is a talented grappler who more
From Yahoo Sports: Struve was diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve in 2013. After treatment he is back and has been assured by doctors that he is at no greater risk than any other fighter. more
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!
This Saturday night (July 5, 2014), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweights Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione will wage war on the main card of UFC 175, airing live at 10 p.m more
"Skyscraper" also believes he can be competitive against the Top 5-ranked heavyweights under the UFC banner, and win a couple of fights against them, too.
Now that Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen's drug test issues are done taking the spotlight away from people who are actually competing at UFC 175, fans can focus on the actual fights set to go down on July 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While the attention now shifts to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middlewei more
The UFC returns on Saturday with another dual-fight card weekend.
UFC Fight Night 43 and UFC Fight Night 44 hit your screens this weekend with 21 fights in total.
Headlining UFC Fight Night 43 in Auckland, New Zealand is a middleweight tilt between James Te Huna and former No. 1-ranked contender Nate Marquardt. At the top of the card for UFC Fight Night 44, No. 4-ranked contender Cub Swanson takes on No. 11-ranked Jeremy Stephens from San Antonio.
The end goal of each fight preview is to help yo more
A look at the heavyweight, featherweight, and welterweight matchups excluding the main event for the UFC Fight Night 43 card in Auckland, New Zealand. Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt Heavyweight
At +130 Soa Palelei has finished all of his 3 UFC fights by TKO or KO. It's an interesting number for a guy many assume is the favorite. It's kind of difficult to gauge Soa's trajectory.
He's obviously talented. You won't find many fighters who can hit as earth shatteringly hard as him. Not only that but h more
It's another UFC doubleheader this weekend, with Fight Night 43 and Fight Night 44 coming at you from opposite corners of the globe. In New Zealand, we've got James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt, while San Antonio hosts Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens.
Because of the gap in time zones, UFC Fight Night 43 will start in the wee hours of Saturday morning on Fight Pass—2:30 a.m. ET for those of us residing in the Americas. UFC Fight Night 44 will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET with one prelim fight on Fight more
The six-match main card of Metamoris 4 has been finalized, and as expected, it features a trio of notable mixed martial arts names, as UFC veterans Chael Sonnen, Josh Barnett, and Vinny Magalhaes are all expected to compete at the submissions-only grappling event.
Sonnen takes on accomplished submission artist Andre Galvao in the night's main event, while Barnett tests his catch wrestling against leglock specialist Dean Lister and Magalhaes looks to challenge Keenan Cornelius in a match that was more
Kelvin Gastelum provides the co main event fireworks as Bloody Elbow previews the whole card sans main event for UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens in Gregg Popovich and Spurs country. Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nicholas Musoke Welterweight
Credit where credit is due. While we lament the oversaturation of MMA, and rightfully so, every now and then one of those 'Joe Silva finally tried instead of writing down matchups on a napkin' cards ends up in our collective laps. This main card is a great exampl more