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.