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Stefan Struve vs JDS Headlines UFC Halifax

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Early in 2013, Mark Hunt savagely broke heavyweight Stefan Struve’s jaw. Then the Dutch fighter learned he was suffering from heart issues. These were eventually treated with medication, but his return was delayed when he passed out in the dressing room before his return fight with Matt Mitrione in July of 2014. That episode was later attributed to stress. When he finally returned, vs. Alistair Overeem in December of 2014, he got knocked out in the first.

The UFC then throttled back the competition.

Next Struve decisioned an aging Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira in August of last year; the Brazilian has not fought since. Then Struve lost a decision to Jared Rosholt, knocked out Bigfoot in the first, and Darse choked Daniel Omielańczuk, a late substitute for Ruslan Magomedov.

Now the competition is serious.

The #11 ranked contender Struve faces #4 ranked Junior Dos Santos in the main event of UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax, Canada, on February 19. JDS won in just 54 seconds at their first fight, way back in February of 2009 at UFC 95 in London, England.

Dos Santos has alternated losses and wins his last six, more recently getting TKoed by Alistair Overeem and decisioning Ben Rothwell.


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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.