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With Todd Duffee (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) off the card due to injury, UFC rookie Stefan Struve (18-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been tapped as a replacement and meets Paul Buentello (27-10 MMA, 3-1 UFC) next month at UFC 107.

Despite the loss of Duffee, who posted the fastest knockout in UFC history during his promotional debut in August, Buentello vs. Struve remains on the televised main card.

UFC 107 takes place Dec. 12 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., and airs on pay-per-view.

Buentello, whose Aug. 1 fight with Gilbert Yvel was scratched due to the promotional demise of "Affliction: Entertainment," returns to the UFC for the first time since his TKO victory over the late Gilbert Aldana at UFC 57 in 2006. Buentello suffered a loss to then-champ Andrei Arlovski in his previous bout and then left the organization after rebounding for the win over Aldana.

Buentello has strung together a solid run since that loss to Arlovski; he's 6-1 (with five stoppages) with the lone loss coming to Alistair Overeem in a November 2007 fight for Strikeforce's first-ever heavyweight title. Buentello most recently defeated Kirill "Baby Fedor" Sidelnikov at "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" in January.

Struve, despite being in his first year in the UFC, already makes his fourth appearance for the promotion. The Dutch fighter and veteran of the European fight circuit entered the UFC with a five-fight win streak in February and suffered a first-round TKO loss to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 95 in London.

Struve then headed to Cologne, Germany, for a second-round submission victory over Denis Stojnic at UFC 99 before coming to the U.S. to score a first-round submission win over Chase Gormley at UFC 104.

The official UFC 107 card now includes:

MAIN CARD
Champ B.J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez (for lightweight title)
Cheick Kongo vs. Frank Mir
Jon Fitch vs. Mike Pierce
Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida
Paul Buentello vs. Stefan Struve
PRELIMINARY CARD (un-aired)
Alan Belcher vs. Wilson Gouveia
Shane Nelson vs. Matt Wiman
Ricardo Funch vs. Johny Hendricks
Lucio Linhares vs. Rousimar Palhares
Edgar Garcia vs. DaMarques Johnson
Kevin Burns vs. T.J. Grant

For the latest on UFC 107, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.
 

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nice replacement! Strube had a good outing at 104... Man, Paul has had to change his game plan 3 times, i hope he doesn't freak out. now he has to face lanky off the back BJJ; so i'm still picking aganst Paul... hopfully for him his experience will pay off in this fight.
 

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Bad news. I was looking forward to seeing Duffee again, he's only 23 and looks like he could be a serious beast in years to come. Buentello definately would've been a step up in competition.

Struve hasn't really impressed me so far and I don't think he'll go on to make any waves in the division. I think Buentello will beat Struve handily.
 

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With the way Dos Santos overwhelmed struve, i dont see him making it out of the first two minutes with Buentello. If Struve can get this fight to the floor he has a huge advantage, but Buentello has some seriously fast and powerful hands.
 

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I was looking forward to Duffee vs. Paul as well. I think Paul is going to end this fight standing; I have not been very impressed with Struve's stand up and Buentello is one bad dude when he's on his feet.
 

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Buentello is a force, I see him feeling out Struve and then working for an early TKO.

That dude's got some of the most legit HW boxing and he's always very motivated.
 
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