Martin McNeil, SB Nation
UFC on FUEL 5 took place September 29, 2012 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Dutch up-and-comer Stefan Struve (25-5) took on previously undefeated Stipe Miocic (9-1) in the night's featured bout. Catch the video highlights below.
For more on Struve's breakthrough win, check out the play-by-play from MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas.
Round 1: the referee in charge of the action is Herb Dean. Both fighters open orthodox. Miocic goes twice to the body, but Struve seems unimpressed. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Miocic going over and over to the body. Struve's head kick glances Miocic's head and Miocic follows with two shots to the body. Struve gets taken down with a single leg, but Miocic moves out as Struve postured for a submission. Nice knee to the body from Struve and hard outside leg kick. Leaping jab from Miocic as the round ends.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Miocic
Round 2: Sruve lands a hard middle kick to open the frame. A groin kick from Stuve very briefly stops the action, but they resume fighting after a few seconds. Miocic reaches for a single leg, but lets it go mid-attempt. Struve leaping in with big hooks, but neither seems to land. Miocic is hurt and Struve is teeing off on him with uppercuts. Left hook from Miocic finds the mark. And another backs Struve up. Struve lands an uppercut, hook combo and Miocic is hurt. Miocic slips on the mat and eats a hard right for his effort. That rocks Miocic badly and Struve finishes with a few more punches until the referee stops the fight as Miocic falls to the mat.
UFC on FUEL 5 results: Stefan Struve def. Stipe Miocic by TKO (strikes, ref. stoppage) at 3:50 of round 2
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