In the co-main event of the evening, “The Skyscraper” Stefan Struve managed to submit the always-dangerous striker Pat Barry.
Both men start off round one very cautious. The fans start getting restless at about the half way mark and then Struve and Barry start to finally open up. Struve is able to keep Barry at bay with round kicks to the mid section, and Barry didn’t really manage to do much offensively other than a leg kick. Struve ends the round with a head kick that isn’t quite full forced and edges the round.
Round two starts and both heavyweights finally start picking up the action. Barry lands a right hand backing up Struve but could not capitalize on it and attempts a head kick. Struve recklessly goes forward and Barry is able to land, then Struve ends up going for a guillotine, and Barry powers out. From there Struve hip scooted and spun into guard and managed to secure a triangle. Barry managed to slam Struve but as soon as he hit the canvas he managed to secure the triangle even deeper at 3:22.
Struve was proud of his first round performance and credits his training to the time he spent in the Netherlands with high quality kickboxers and his submission.
“Yeah man, as you can see I’m working hard on my kickboxing, I train with some of the best in the world,” Struve told Rogan post-fight.
“What can I say? I’m thrilled with my results”
With the win over Barry, Struve managed to get his 15th career submission and improves his record to 22-5.