The UFC’s return to the United Kingdom 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 fight 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 power puncher 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, Miocic made his third appearance in the UFC with equal success. He stopped former Strikeforce standout Shane Del Rosario with strikes in the second 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.