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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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UFC signs top heavyweight prospect

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The UFC has signed Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve to a four-fight deal, Fighters Only can exclusively reveal.

He will make his debut at UFC 95 in London, although his opponent has not been agreed upon.

“I think I can beat most of the guys there. They have five or six really good heavyweights. The other guys... not so good, I think,” Struve told us.

Struve (22-2) was picked up by the promotion after submitting UFC veteran Mario ‘Sukata’ Neto several weeks ago.

And in July, he stopped another UFC veteran – Colin Robinson – with a triangle after a one-sided first round.

Just 20 years old, Struve has tapped two Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts in his four-year career and has won more than 75 per cent of his fights by submission.

He was reportedly courted by Affliction and Dream as well as the UFC in recent weeks.

Looks like a great prospect. 6 foot 8 inches tall, weighs 220 pounds, and just 20 years old.



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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 02:38 PM
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Another giant from Europe. HW division rapidly becomes a monster division! Which is great!
Just saw his picture (http://www.mmauniverse.com/fighters/SS15896). Man, he's so skinny, Brock can break him in a half. CANE!!!

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Wow, looks like a real good fighter. I don't know him, but his record says it all. Looking forward to see this guy in the octagon.
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6'8" tall and he's got good jitz? Oh man, I can't wait to see this dude.



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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 02:41 PM
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Very cool, I say let him fight Junior if he doesn't fight Randy
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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 02:45 PM
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Wow, that is a tall dude. Kind of a like a HW corey hill

Seriously though, any solid addition to the UFC HW division is welcome for sure.


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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 02:51 PM
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I don't know much about him but this is the kind of European fighter the UFC should be signing. Guys who are actually talented fighters instead of Neil Grove who is going to get beaten on for a fight or two and then cut.
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Have him fight the big norwegian dude on his first fight in the UFC.

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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 02:55 PM
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This guy definitely loves to fight: 4 fights in '08, 5 fights in '07...
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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 02:57 PM
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Man, that's the skinniest HW I've ever seen. It's like a giant Nate Diaz or something.

Hope he does well.




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