UFC on Fuel: Nottingham set for heavyweight main event

The UFC’s return to the Nottingham, England now has a main event and it’s a heavyweight showdown.

The tallest fighter in the UFC Stefan Struve meets Ohio born heavy hitter Stipe Miocic in a five round bout that will headline the Sept 29 card in England.

Sources close to the fight confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in place for the heavyweight main event. The news was initially reported by ESPN in the United Kingdom on Friday.

Originally slated to face Mark Hunt at UFC 146 last month, Stefan Struve instead faced heavy hitter Lavar Johnson on the all heavyweight main card. Struve made short work of Johnson, putting him away by armbar in the first round.

Also on that same card, Stipe Miocic made his third appearance in the UFC with equal success as he was able to stop former Strikeforce standout Shane Del Rosario with strikes in the 2nd round.

Now both Struve and Miocic look to make a statement in the heavyweight division as they face off in the bout expected to headline the UFC’s return to England tentatively scheduled as UFC on Fuel TV 5 on Sept 29.

Thanks to MMAWeekly

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