Round 1: Herman opens up the fight trying to chop Struve’s legs, immediately firing away with low kicks. About a minute in, he dives in, landing a right hand on Struve, but Struve shrugs him off, trying to find space to use his seven inch reach advantage. Herman moves in again, landing successive right hands and a kick to the body. Herman, thus far, has been effective getting inside of Struve’s reach, negating the advantage. Struve finally lands a right hand at range. Herman comes back, missing with a jumping kick. He does, however, land the straight right hand. Struve lands a kick to the body, but Herman comes back with a left to the body and right to the head. Herman lands a few more leg kicks and another right hand as the round winds down. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Herman.
Round 2: Struve misses with an elbow, but clinches and puts Herman on his back, landing in full mount. Herman quickly turns and slithers out from under Struve, taking the fight back up to the feet. Struve is trying to get his jab going, but he almost looks as if he’s in slow motion. He manages a solid kick to the body, however. He follows with a stinging leg kick. Herman reacts with a good punch combination, but he has also started to slow his pace. Struve is pressing, landing some punches, and several leg kicks. Instead of staying at distance, he’s chacing Herman down, landing numerous punches. He catches Herman with an uppercut, putting him on the mat. Struve drops down into full mount on Herman, unloading with a flurry of punches until the referee stops the fight.
Stefan Struve def. Dave Herman by TKO (Strikes) at 3:52, R2