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Stefan Struve seeking bout with a Brazilian

24-year old heavyweight Stefan Struve is on the cusp of contendership after stringing together a quartet of consecutive victories with each featuring some form of finish. Fresh off a knockout of previously unbeaten Stipe Miocic, Struve sees himself as a win or two away from challenging for the title and already has designs on a few foes who are all coming off impressive victories of their own as well.

Specifically, the seven-footer wants to face Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva, or even Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

“I think they are great challenges for me,” said Sturve in an interview with TATAME. “A win over Silva, Werdum or ‘Minotauro’ should put me closer to achieving my biggest goal.”

All three of the Brazilians were last seen stopping their opponents with Silva taking out Travis Browne via TKO, Werdum beating Mike Russow with strikes, and Nogueira submitting Dave Herman. With a card headed to the South American hotbed of MMA in mid-January, and all three men relatively healthy and currently available, it seems likely Struve may get his wish with the added backdrop of Brazil to boot.


  • raker says:

    Either of the 3 would make for a good match up… Good striking, great on the ground. This is what I’d like to see….

    Struve vs. Bigfoot
    Werdum vs. Big Nog

  • MCM says:

    I’d actually like to see Werdum vs Struve in a #1 contenders match. And Big foot/Mir with Big Nog fighting Cormier in SF. Not gonna happen I know.

  • raker says:

    That sounds great too! I wasn’t considering Cormier in the mix but was trying to avoid another Bigfoot-Werdum match up.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    I think Bigfoot would beat him. A little edge to Werdum cause of the ground game but Struve will out strike him. Big Nog is a interesting fight cause you can kind of use it as to see how Nog handles the height and speed difference. All three fights are not gimmies. Got to give it to the kid. He’s calling out some good ones


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