clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Stefan Struve vs. Marcin Tybura, Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stosic set for UFC Hamburg

New, comments
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Stefan Struve and Marcin Tybura will face off in an all-European heavyweight bout on July 22 in Hamburg.

The UFC announced the fight through its social media channels Friday after an initial report from last week.

Both “Skyscraper” and Tybura will look to turnaround two-fight skids on the night.

Struve (28-10-0) came out of UFC 222 on the wrong side of decision when he faced former champion, Andrei Arlovski. Before that, he suffered a third round TKO at the hands of surging Russian Alexander Volkov in front of his home crowd at UFC Rotterdam.

Struve is a veteran of 20 UFC fights, and has gone 12-8 under the banner since his signing in 2009.

Tybura (16-4-0) has regained parity in the Octagon after two consecutive defeats to high caliber opponents.

He took on former champion Fabricio Werdum after his initial opponent, Mark Hunt, was pulled from UFC Sydney. Despite going five rounds, he lost a unanimous decision to the Brazilian. In his last outing he looked as though he was on route to a decision win before Derrick Lewis exploded into action and finished him in the final round of their UFC Austin co-main event.

Before suffering the two losses Tybura was on a three-fight win streak after claiming victories over Viktor Pesta, Luis Henrique and Andrei Arlovski. He lost in his debut to Timothy Johnson when they clashed at UFC Zagreb.

UFC also announced that a training partner of the legendary Mirko Cro Cop, Darko Stosic (12-1-0), would face three-fight UFC veteran Jeremy Kimball (15-7-0) in his promotional debut at the event.

The Croatian light heavyweight is currently on an eight-fight win streak, with all but two of the wins coming by way of stoppage. Kimball has tasted victory just once in three UFC outing, a first-round knockout of Josh Stansbury. The victory was framed by two first-round losses — a knockout in his debut at the hands of Marcos Rogerio de Lima and a submission in his last outing against Dominick Reyes.