Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne Full Fight Video

UFC 130 took place May 28, 2011. The card featured a heavyweight showdown between Stefan Struve and Travis Browne.

Stefan Struve entered the UFC in 2009 and fought Junior Dos Santos at UFC 95. He entered this fight with a record of 5 wins and 2 losses. He is known for his enormous height and reach. He has knockout and submission skills.

Travis Browne entered the Octagon in 2010. His first fight was The Ultimate Fighter Finale against James McSweeney. This fight against Struve would only be Browne’s 3rd fight in the UFC. His fight record was 1 win and 1 draw.

Round 1: Both fighters meet in the center and touch gloves. Browne immediately goes for a leg kick but misses. Struve moves in and Browne throws a one, two combo that misses. Both fighters move in and Browne lands a leg kick. Struve lands one right back. Struve moves forward as Browne circles on the outside.

Browne feints twice and then throws a one, two punch combo that lands slightly. Struve backs up for a second. Browne moves in and both fighters throw and land a leg kick simultaneously. Struve backs up for one second and blasts forward with a superman punch. Browne ducks it, then both fighters lock up in a clinch.

Struve works Browne up into the cage, and Browne lands a knee to the body. Browne follows that up with a short elbow, then reverses the position to get Struve against the cage. Browne lands a knee to the body as he holds Struve against the cage. The ref steps in and separates the two. They re-engage.

Browne attempts a strong one, two combo with a wicked right hook to end it, but Struve circles away. Browne throws another right hand followed by a body kick. Browne lands another leg kick and Struve attempts a kick to the body, but Browne pushes him back. Browne pushes forward attempting two more strong right hands, and Struve circles out of the way.

Struve throws a front kick towards Browne’s head, but misses slightly. Browne attempts a couple of lead hooks that miss, then follows up with another leg kick. Struve follows that with a stiff jab that connects. Browne backs off momentarily. Struve throws a kick to the body but Browne catches the kick and holds it for a second until he breaks away.

Browne throws a wicked one, two hook combo, landing one. Struve ducks the other one, and Browne tries another hook combo. This time he misses both. Browne throws another hook and Struve returns fire with a straight jab and leg kick. Browne gets a takedown and works Struve into the side of the cage.

Browne tries to land some ground and pound, but Struve does a good job of defending. Struve manages to scramble to his feet and sinks in a d’arce choke on Browne. He is unable to get it and both men stand back up. Browne moves forward and lands 3 hooks in a row. 2 land strong, and the third lands slightly. Browne backs up for a second.

Browne and Struve engage each other. Browne throws a wicked right hook that lands right on the button. Struve goes down right on his back, and Browne lands two more solid hammer fists that makes the referee jump in and stop the fight.

Travis Browne defeats Stefan Struve by KO in round number 1.

UFC on Fuel TV 8: Recap

Hector Lombard showed about 50 seconds of greatness in round 3, but it was too late. The former Bellator fighter let Yushin Okami dictate the pace the majority of the fight, and in the end the judges had Yushin Okami defeating Hector Lombard via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). Mark Hunt ‘s losses in his MMA career had almost all come from being submitted. Stefan Struve took advantage of that quickly and took Hunt out of his element and to the ground.

However, to much surprise, Hunt showed a much improved ground game. Hunt managed to weasel his way out of submission attempts by Struve, and his improved conditioning allowed him to throw some devastating punches that eventually earned him a victory over Struve. Mark Hunt def. Stefan Struve via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:44.

Diego Sanchez always puts on a show, and has multiple FOTN honors. However, this Diego didn’t seem like the Sanchez of old. He missed weight which caused him to forfeit part of his winnings, and he didn’t seem in shape or as aggressive as usual. In a uneventful fight, the judges had Diego Sanchez defeating Takanori Gomi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Many, including Dana White did not agree with that outcome.

In one of the most epic battles we’ve seen in the Octagon as of late. Silva and Stann put on a show, and gave a blueprint to other fighters how to keep a job in the UFC. These two stood toe to toe and let it all hang out in a back and forth battle that saw both fighters connect and hit the canvass a few times. Eventually Silva landed a nasty 1-2 combo that dropped Captain America. Silva KO’s Stann in round 2.

Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Japan

UFC on Fuel TV 8 is scheduled to be aired on March 3, 2013 but news about who’s fighting who is still in the process of deliberation. News are out that heavyweights Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt are among the great fighters who will meet each other at the Asian Octagon for the much awaited event in The Land of the Rising Sun.

UFC on Fuel TV 8 will take place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The rest of the fighters that will fill the large stadium with fans are yet to be announced. The main fight of this event will air live on Fuel TV while preliminary fights will stream on Facebook.

It was MMAWeekly.com who first reported the matchup between the two great fighters and it was on Monday that other sites like Sherdog.com were able to confirm the booking. Let’s look at the two fighters carefully:

Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve is a 24 year old heavyweight from Beverwijik, North Holland, Netherlands He has an impressive report card with 25 wins and 5 losses. His last fight was a victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fuel TV 5 on a headline fight in September 2012. This victory was his fourth consecutive win after he was defeated by Travis Browne in UFC 130 Rampage versus Hamill in May 2011.

Mark Hunt on the other hand is a 38 year old heavyweight from South Auckland, New Zealand. He is yet to redeem his professional MMA career with a scorecard of 8 wins and 7 losses. His last three wins were against spectacular fighters like Cheik Kongo in UFC 144 Edgar versus Henderson, Ben Rothwell in UFC 135 Jones versus Rampage and against Chris Tuchscherer in UFC 127 Penn versus Fitch. Prior to these wins, Hunt has suffered from a 6 fight losing streak which began in 2006 when he was in Pride up to September 2010 when he was defeated by Sean McCorkie in UFC 119.

Fans will surely anticipate UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Japan as fight announcements from committee officials provide juicy details as the event nears on. Fight officials will soon make announcements of prized fighters who will join this much-awaited event. Stay tuned for more details about UFC on Fuel TV8 in Japan as more news and fight information unfolds.