Stefan 'Skyscraper' Struve
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Author:  DNial [ Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:50 am ]
Post subject:  Stefan 'Skyscraper' Struve

Stefan 'Skyscraper' Struve
Record: 19-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
5 (T)KO's
15 Submissions
1 Decision
1 By Disqualification


Stefan Struve (born February 18, 1988 in Beverwijk, North Holland, the Netherlands) is a Dutch mixed martial artist, currently fighting for the UFC in the heavyweight division.

Mixed martial arts career

Struve made his professional debut in the GFN organization when he was only 17, fighting against John De Wilde at Gentlemen Fight Night. By late 2008, he had racked up an impressive record of 16-2, losing once via injury against Romualds Garkulis in only his second fight, and another time in the second round of a Star Of Peresvit tournament in Ukraine against Christian M'Pumbu.

In 2008, Struve entered talks with the DREAM and Affliction promotions before signing a four-fight deal with the UFC.[1] He lost his UFC debut at UFC 95, losing to Junior dos Santos in the first round after dos Santos stormed Struve with an aggressive flurry. Struve won his next fight at UFC 99 against Denis Stojnic in a bout that saw Struve bleeding profusely from a cut that later required stitches.[2] Struve was badly cut open with hammer fists from Stojnic while on his back in the first round, and despite bleeding excessively, persevered in the second round by gaining his opponent's back and eventually locking in a rear naked choke to win by submission at 2:37 of the second round.

Struve defeated UFC newcomer and previously undefeated Chase Gormley on October 24, 2009 at UFC 104 where he won the Submission of the Night award. The bout was composed mainly of grappling after Gormley took Struve down, there the Dutchman tried to work submissions until giving up top position to Gormley to secure a triangle choke. This made Struve the tallest fighter to win submission of the night for the UFC.

Struve then signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC.[3] His first opponent with the newly signed deal was against returning veteran Paul Buentello at UFC 107, Struve filled in for an injured Todd Duffee. At UFC 107 Struve defeated Buentello by majority decision which was scored 29-28, 29-28, and 28-28. After the fight, Struve stated "I don't feel like a winner right now" and was openly displeased with his own performance.[4]

Struve is expected to face Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights winner Roy Nelson on March 31, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21 Struve is considered an underdog due to his weight difference and Nelson's ground and pound.[5]


Author:  Dent [ Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:37 pm ]
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Nice one mate, Struve is a youngster with a lot of potential!

Author:  doggy870 [ Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:16 pm ]
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Stefan Struve
Fighting out of Beverwijk, the Netherlands
Age 22
Height 6' 11" (211 cm)
Weight 238 lbs. (108 kg)
Overall MMA Record (W-L-D) 23-4-0
kickboxing and submissons

My favorite !!!
Ok last fight he didn't do well but revenche wil be great

Author:  ctc [ Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:14 pm ]
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I recently saw him train at the gym I'm planning to attend (Bob Schreiber) and must say I was very impressed with his work ethic and the way he sparred! I think this guy has lots and lots of potential, I hope he'll get the chances he deserves!

Author:  Dent [ Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:41 am ]
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imo he has to work on his speed a lot, but he looks like he has a lot of potential :)

Author:  one900 [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:39 am ]
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Contains a possible UFC FN 145 spoiler:

Struve's retirement announcement
Thank you SSS!

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