The UFC’s September 29 stop in Nottingham, England appears to have its headliner in place after news surfaced stating a scrap between heavyweights Stefan Struve (24-5) and Stipe Miocic (9-0) was set to top the card.
Other already-announced bouts at UFC on Fuel 5, include Brad Pickett-Yves Jabouin and Andy Ogle-Akira Corassani. Paul Sass and Dan Hardy are also expected to see action at the event.
ESPN UK was first to report the match-up between Struve-Miocic and the UFC has since confirmed it.
Struve and Miocic are both coming off winning performances in the previous outings with each racking up a stoppage last month at UFC 146. Struve’s success came via submission in the first round against Lavar Johnson, while Miocic handed Shane del Rosario the first loss of his career thanks to a series of strikes in the second stanza. The finishes were business as usual for each with Struve/Miocic combining for two decisions between them in comparison to thirty TKOs/submissions.
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