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Stefan Struve signs new deal with the UFC

Heavyweight fighter Stefan Struve has had an interesting UFC career so far. After signing a four-fight deal with the UFC in 2008, Struve has already fought three times in the Octagon this year and isn’t looking to slow down anytime soon. After making his debut with the company at UFC 95 in February in a losing effort against top ranked UFC heavyweight Junior dos Santos, Struve has claimed two consecutive submission victories in the Octagon over the likes of Chase Gormley and Denis Stojnic.

Struve will be looking to expand upon his winning streak in the UFC after signing a new deal with the company. The British publication, Fighters Only Magazine, is reporting that the UFC has signed Struve to a new four-fight contract that will pay him a lot more as well as keep him under the UFC label until 2011.

Struve’s next fight should be an interesting one. He’s currently rumored to replace the injured Todd Duffee in a fight with Paul Buentello at UFC 107 on December 12 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. If that fight is indeed signed, it would mark the fourth consecutive time that he will have competed in the Octagon this year.

Struve has been fighting professionally since 2005. Since that time he has gone an impressive 18-3 with 14 victories coming via submission. If he is able to pick up another victory in the UFC, it may not be long before we start mentioning his name when we start discussing who the top heavyweight fighters in the UFC are.

  • dpk says:

    This guy has alot of potential, especially if he can add a little bit more muscle to his frame. He is still only 21 y/o, with his size and grappling he could be a top fighter 2-3 years down the road.

  • Rich S. says:

    Yeah, he is so much taller than the majority of the UFC’s HW division..

    His striking is still a bit sloppy/slow. If he can keep getting those submission victories, and working on his striking day in and day out, he’ll be a force before he’s even 25 years old..

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Cool I guess. Edub’s right, he needs to muscle up. He’s just a shade under 7ft and only weighs what, 235? He should be right at 265 considering his height. But he’s young and needs to go about it the right way rather than eating his way up. He’s pretty skilled though, not like most tall guys ie Sylvia, McGee etc…

  • Bullylover says:

    This guy is a pretty exciting fighter and is going to be a force for sure in the next year or so.Hope to see him still compete in the ufc.


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