Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Stefan
Struve
32-8-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #10 Heavyweight
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 14 fights.
Record: 32-8-0
Summary: Kickboxing, submissions and size

Fighter Info

Nickname: Skyscraper
From: Beverwijk The Netherlands
Fights Out Of: Beverwijk The Netherlands
Age: 29
Height: 7' 0" ( 213 cm )
Weight: 265 lb ( 120 kg )
Reach 84"
Leg Reach 48"

Striking

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Grappling

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Biography

TRAINING: Strength and conditioning, sprints, or padwork in the morning. Sparring, grappling, BJJ, etc. in the evening. Training 6 days a week 2 times a day

When and why did you start training for fighting? 12 years ago my brother took me to a training session when I was 14; from that moment on I got addicted to this sport.

What ranks and titles have you held? Cage Gladiators World Heavyweight Champ

Do you have any heroes? Rodrigo Nogueira and Fedor are two of my favorite fighters. And of course my trainers in Team Schrijber, who are legends themselves.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A huge opportunity for me. It´s a dream come true and now it´s up to me to show that I´m capable of fighting with the best in this sport.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished middle school and after that I decided to see how far I could go in this sport.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a doorman for two years; still do so now and then.
 
Favorite grappling technique: Any kind of choke

Favorite striking technique: The one that ends a fight
• Came back from nasty cut on forehead to beat Stojnic at UFC 99.

• Holds submission wins over UFC vets Mario Neto and Colin Robinson

• Has won 7 of his last 10

• 17 wins by submission (3 armbar, triangle armbar, 5 RNC, 7 triangle) seven by knockout

• Turned pro at 17

• Longtime coach is PRIDE vet Bob Schrijber

• Tied for longest reach in UFC with former light heavyweight champ Jon Jones

• Tallest fighter in UFC history

Career

Trained With

Vladimir Matyushenko
Vladimir Matyushenko
26-7-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Junior Dos Santos
Junior Dos Santos
18-5-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Sean McCorkle UFC® 124 ST-PIERRE vs KOSCHECK

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