UFC on Fuel 8 Results: What We Learned from Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Knockout artist met rising star. Knockout artist won.
Mark Hunt met Stefan Struve in the co-main event in Japan on Saturday. A couple of punches were the difference between a decision discrepancy and his epic win.
Here is what we learned from this interesting affair.
What We'll Remember about This Fight
Struve is a future title contender, but Hunt is a thug. The man punches with the power of the lightning bolt that struck Ben Frankiln's kite. No chin could withstand that nastiness.
What We Learned about Stefan Struve
He is much improved, but his striking defense is much to be desired. Every time he loses a fight, he exploits his chin. His head has taken more abuse than Rihanna in a Chris Brown factory and he needs to tighten that up.
What We Learned about Mark Hunt
Homeboy has tightened his ground game. Even after being taken down, Hunt showed he could battle. A guy like Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira may be able to exploit him, but his effort Saturday night has turned some heads.
What's Next for Struve
A meeting with Brendan Schaub would be great. It would either get him back into contention or prove him as a pretender.
What's Next for Hunt
A bout with Shane Carwin, once he returns, would definitely be interesting.