Former Cage Gladiators heavyweight champion Stefan
Struve will collide with unbeaten Massachusetts-based prospect
Morecraft in a preliminary matchup at UFC 117 “Silva vs.
Sonnen” on Aug. 7 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Ten bouts
are now official for the event.
The 6-foot-11 Struve, a winner in eight of his last 10 fights, last
appeared at UFC Fight Night 21 in March, when he succumbed to
first-round punches from “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 10 winner
Nelson in Charlotte, N.C. The 22-year-old Dutchman has
delivered 14 of his 19 career victories by submission.
Based at the Cape Cod Fighting Alliance, Morecraft has finished all
six of his opponents inside the first-round. The 6-foot-8,
260-pound heavyweight has 40-, 56-, 60- and 70-second victories on
his resume. He struck Lee Beane into
submission at a Cage Fighting Xtreme show on May 20 in Plymouth,