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Stefan Struve

Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve

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  • Given Name: Stefan J. Struve
  • MMA Record: 28-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Skyscraper
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 28 | Date of Birth: 1988.02.18
  • Last Fight: October 08, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Schreiber
  • Height: 7'0" (214cm) | Reach: 84.5" (215cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $508,000 USD
  • Born: Beverwijk, Netherlands
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Beverwijk, Netherlands
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Stefan Struve MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Junior dos Santos UFC UFN 105 2017.02.19
Reason: Struve Shoulder Injury
Cancelled Bout Ruslan Magomedov UFC 204 2016.10.08
Reason: Magomedov Staph Infection
Win | Submission
1:41 Round 2 of 3, 6:41 Total

Pl Daniel Omielańczuk
27-8-0 19-5-1

Gb UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.10.08
Odds: -185 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Sataki | Walkout Music: Klaus Badelt - He’s a Pirate (DJ Tiesto Remix)
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows
0:15 Round 1 of 3

Br Antônio Silva
26-8-0 19-8-0

Nl UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.05.08
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
UFC Fight Night 87 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jared Rosholt
26-7-0 13-2-0

Au UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.11.14
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
25-7-0 34-9-1

Br UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.08.01
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Queen - Gimme the Prize
Loss | KO/TKO
4:13 Round 1 of 3

Nl Alistair Overeem
25-6-0 37-14-0

Us UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.12.13
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 254.0 lbs (115.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: Godsmack - Cryin’ Like a Bitch
Cancelled Bout Matt Mitrione UFC 175 2014.07.05
Reason: Struve Fainted Backstage
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
1:44 Round 3 of 3, 11:44 Total

Nz Mark Hunt
25-5-0 8-7-0

Jp UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 120 kg

2013.03.02
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 260.0 lbs (117.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#12 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#7 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
#92 Greatest Knockout of All Time
UFC on FUEL TV 8 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:50 Round 2 of 5, 8:50 Total

Us Stipe Miocic
24-5-0 9-0-0

Gb UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.09.29
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 251.0 lbs (113.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC on FUEL TV 5 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:05 Round 1 of 3

Us Lavar Johnson
23-5-0 17-5-0

Us UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.05.26
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $128,000 ($29K Base, $29K Bonus, $70K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal | Walkout Music: Godsmack - Cryin' Like a Bitch
#14 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC 146 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Mark Hunt UFC 146 2012.05.26
Reason: Hunt Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:52 Round 2 of 3, 8:52 Total

Us Dave Herman
22-5-0 21-2-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.02.15
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 256.0 lbs (116.1 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Submission | Choke
3:22 Round 2 of 3, 8:22 Total

Us Pat Barry
21-5-0 6-3-0

Us UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.10.01
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 261.0 lbs (118.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#28 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
UFC on Versus 6 Submission of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:11 Round 1 of 3

Us Travis Browne
21-4-0 10-0-1

Us UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.05.28
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $21,000 Base | Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#5 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
#44 Greatest Knockout of All Time
UFC 130 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:55 Round 1 of 3

Us Sean McCorkle
20-4-0 10-0-0

Ca UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.12.11
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 253.0 lbs (114.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:22 Round 2 of 3, 5:22 Total

Us Christian Morecraft
19-4-0 6-0-0

Us UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.08.07
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus, $60K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 247.0 lbs (112.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Linkin Park - Faint
#23 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
#35 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#32 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC 117 Knockout of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:39 Round 1 of 3

Us Roy Nelson
19-3-0 14-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs Gomi
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.03.31
Odds: +303 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 248.0 lbs (112.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#88 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#12 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
UFC Fight Night 21 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Paul Buentello
18-3-0 27-10-0

Us UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.12.12
Odds: -132 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 247.0 lbs (112.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Marilyn Manson - Seizure of Power
Win | Submission | Choke
4:04 Round 1 of 3

Us Chase Gormley
17-3-0 6-0-0

Us UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.10.24
Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $74,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus, $60K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 243.5 lbs (110.4 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog | Walkout Music: Marilyn Manson - Seizure of Power
UFC 104 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:37 Round 2 of 3, 7:37 Total

Ba Denis Stojnić
16-3-0 5-2-0

De UFC 99: The Comeback
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.06.13
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 248.0 lbs (112.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Marilyn Manson - Seizure of Power
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:54 Round 1 of 3

Br Junior dos Santos
16-2-0 7-1-0

Gb UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.02.21
Odds: +233 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Mario Neto

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2008.11.29
Win | Submission | Armlock

Nl Ralf Wonnink

Nl Netherlands Regional

2008.10.05
Win | Submission | Choke
2:30 Round 1 of 2

Jp Yuji Sakuragi
13-2-0 9-12-1

Kr M-1 Challenge 6: Korea
Main Card | Open Weight

2008.08.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Gb Colin Robinson

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2008.07.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Nl Ralf Wonnink

Nl Netherlands Regional

2008.01.26
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Ua Sergey Danish

Ua Ukraine Regional

2007.12.07
Loss | Submission | Choke

Rc Christian M'Pumbu

Ua Ukraine Regional

2007.12.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Tomek Smykowski

De Tempel Fightschool

2007.11.25
Win | Submission | Choke

Gb Tom Blackledge

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2007.11.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Ru Denis Komkin

Ru Russia Regional

2007.10.14
Win | Submission | Choke

Hr Marko Sintic

Nl Netherlands Regional

2007.05.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Fi Atte Backman

Fi Fight Festival

2007.03.17
Win | KO/TKO

De Florian Muller

De Outsider Cup

2006.12.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Marcus Sursa

Us World Extreme Fighting

2006.06.10
Win | Disqualificaton

Murat Bourekba

Nl Netherlands Regional

2006.02.05
Win | KO/TKO

Emir Smajlovic

Nl Netherlands Regional

2005.09.17
Loss | KO/TKO

Lv Romualds Garkulis

Nl Netherlands Regional

2005.04.16
Win | Submission | Armlock

Nl John de Wilde

Nl Netherlands Regional

2005.03.19

Stefan Struve Wiki Update Wiki

Stefan Struve made his professional MMA debut in 2005 while still a teenager, winning his first bout by Armbar before losing his second by TKO due to injury. Following the loss, Struve put together a ten-fight winning streak before being submitted by Christian M’Pumbu in 2007. Following the second loss of his career, Struve went on a five-fight winning streak en route to his UFC debut against Junior dos Santos, a fight that he lost by TKO in the first round. Although Struve’s UFC career started off shakily, he has since managed to put together several wins, including a Majority Decision over heavyweight veteran Paul Buentello, and is a promising prospect in light of his youth, height (6’11”), and length. Struve sports an excellent submission game and as he matures physically he gets stronger with each passing fight. 


Following doubts regarding his status as an elite heavyweight fighter, Struve has embarked on a 4 fight win streak, finishing all of his opponents over the stretch. Due to the nature of these victories, Struve has been referred to as a "hype killer" as his last 3 wins have effectively derailed the momentum of rising heavyweights Dave Herman, Lavar Johnson and previously unbeaten Stipe Miocic. Following his victory over Miocic, Struve has expressed that he believes he is one or two fights away from a title shot and has taken to calling out fellow heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum. However Struve would stumble on his way to title contention when he was finished by Mark Hunt with a third round TKO at UFC on Fuel TV 8. Struve had his jaw broken in the process. Struve also found out in August of 2013 that he had a heart condition and it was unclear if he would fight again. However in April of 2014 Struve announced that he was cleared to fight again.


After getting officially cleared Struve was scheduled to face Matt Mitrione at UFC 175 in July 2014, the bout however, never happened as on the night of the event Struve collapsed in the dressing room. Due to his elevated heart rate during the accident there was originally a scare it was another sign of his heart condition, but the reason was revealed to be simple hyperventilation / panic attack. Struve was still taken off the card for precautionary reasons and both fighters were paid both the show and win money.


Following his panic attack fight cancellation, Struve was scheduled to face Alistair Overeem at UFC on Fox 13. Overeem would go on to dominate in fight finishing Struve via ground and pound and getting the knockout in the first round. 

Last updated 12.21.2014, 8:35 PM ET
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