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Saturday, Sep 29, 2012

Stefan Struve Takes Out Stipe Miocic, Dan Hardy Outscores Amir Sadollah

Struve (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Despite a determined effort, the reach and size of Stefan Struve was too much for Stipe Miocic today in Nottingham, England, as the 7’0 foot tall Dutch heavyweight stopped the American in the second round. The bout headlined Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV card, which was hosted by the city’s Capital FM Arena.

An aggressive Miocic managed to land several hard shots to the body and head of Struve in the opening round, but the rising fighter came out firing in round two and punished Miocic with jabs and crosses. As a hurt Miocic tried to recover along the Octagon fence, the referee brought the action to a halt to hand the heavyweight his first loss.

Nottingham’s Dan Hardy sent the hometown fans away happy, as the veteran turned to his developing wrestling game to outscore fellow striker Amir Sadollah. Although the fight featured several striking exchanges, as expected, Hardy took Sadollah down on several occasions and battered the welterweight for the unanimous decision win.

Here are the results from today’s UFC on FUEL TV card in Nottingham.

Stefan Struve def. Stipe Miocic via TKO (strikes) – R2, 3:50
Dan Hardy def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Brad Pickett def. Yves Jabouin via knockout (punches) – R1, 3:40
Matt Wiman def. Paul Sass via submission (armbar) – R1, 3:48
John Hathaway def. John Maguire via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Che Mills def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (verbal submission) – R1, 3:28
Jimi Manuwa def. Kyle Kingsbury via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – R2, 5:00
Akira Corassani def. Andy Ogle via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Tavares def. Tom Watson via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Gunnar Nelson def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:34
Robbie Peralta def. Jason Young via TKO (strikes) – R1, 0:23

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:36 pm
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