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Stefan Struve Impresses With Win Over Stipe Miocic

Stefan Struve made an impact on the heavyweight division, stopping Stipe Miocic and handing him his first career loss Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic. The card took place in Nottingham, England and the heavyweights were the main event.

Struve (25-5) improved to 14-3 in his last 17 fights, and earned another stoppage victory. “Skyscraper” caught Miocic in the second, and finished him with a series of uppercuts – including a final left one that dropped his opponent.

“I saw him slow in the second round, and I caught him with an uppercut,” Struve said. “I always want to finish. I saw he was rocked and I went in for the kill.”

Struve is known for his height and submission skills, as he became the first-ever fighter to step inside the Octagon standing 7-feet tall. He owns 16 submission victories, as well, in his career.

“I showed I have a hard chin,” said Struve, who took plenty of shots from Miocic. “I have four finishes in a row and Dana White said with a win I would be Top-5 in the world. I am pretty proud, especially for a 24-year-old.”

Struve made his UFC debut a few years ago, falling to current UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. He is 9-3 in his Octagon career.

Miocic (9-1) dropped to 3-1 with the UFC.