Dave Herman has been sitting on the sidelines ever since his UFC debut but he’s now cleared to step back into the octagon this February. Ready to welcome him back will be Stefan Struve, who is searching for his seventh UFC victory. The two heavyweights will collide at UFC on Fuel 1.
The bout has been confirmed by UFC officials.
Herman defeated Jon Olav Einemo at UFC 131 and earned Fight of the Night honors with his performance. He was pulled from his UFC 136 bout against Mike Russow after he failed a pre-fight drug test for marijuana. Herman denied using the drug but did admit to hanging around those who do partake in such recreational activities. “Pee-Wee” will look to extend his three fight win streak and notch the 22nd victory of his MMA career when he gets back to business in February.
Do to that though, he’ll have to go through “Skyscraper” Struve, who is coming off one of the biggest victories of his career when he submitted Pat Barry at UFC Live 6. After surviving a power-bomb slam, Struve locked on a triangle choke to pick up the win and a Submission of the Night bonus for his efforts. Struve has won three of his last four bouts, finishing Christian Morecraft and Sean McCorkle with strikes to go along with his submission win over Barry.
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