Top 5 Stories of the Week

By: Brian Knapp
Oct 5, 2012
Stefan Struve has his sights set on a certain heavyweight grappler. | Photo:

Stefan Struve chewed up Stipe Miocic in the UFC on Fuel TV 5 main event on Sept. 29, scoring a second-round technical knockout on the previously unbeaten heavyweight at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The 7-foot Dutchman used his fourth consecutive victory to position himself for a bout with far more meaning, as he called for a matchup with two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships gold medalist Fabricio Werdum.

Struve’s ballsy challenge was not the only story splash in MMA this week.

Other stories of interest: the troubling decline in “The Ultimate Fighter” ratings, Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey keeping the heat on Cristiane Santos and veteran Dennis Hallman exiting the Ultimate Fighting Championship with UFC President Dana White’s blessing. In addition,’s European correspondent, Tim Leidecker, chimes in with his monthly “10 Tussles” feature, chronicling under-the-radar fights across the globe.

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