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Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve targeted for UFC 130 in May

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Heavyweights Travis Browne (10-0-1 MMA, 1-0-1 UFC) and Stefan Struve (21-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) have been penciled in for a UFC event expected to be UFC 130.

Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements are in place, though bout agreements have not been signed.

The tentatively titled UFC 130 event is expected to take place May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend.








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After Struve's last win I said I wouldn't pick against him until he hit the top 5-10 but I just can't go against Browne. A lot of fans doubt him because he's not a big name but I think he has tons of potential. I hope he gives Struve a beatdown and fans start taking him seriously.

Post #2   1/6/11 3:27:46PM   

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I'll keep rolling with Struve and this time with a sub.

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Yeah i like Struve getting the win herfe via sub as well. Browne is a beast and can throw down, but what is his ground game like? Struve is very good off his back and should win the fight there.

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Struve has got this one as much as I'd hate to say it. I wouldn't bother complaining about Struve too much because if he keeps winning, he'll get a ranked opponent at some point and then he'll be exposed for once.

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Posted by NaturalBornKiller92

Struve has got this one as much as I'd hate to say it. I wouldn't bother complaining about Struve too much because if he keeps winning, he'll get a ranked opponent at some point and then he'll be exposed for once.



So when he loses he's finally going to be "exposed"? As what, a typical upper tier MMA fighter that happens to lose sometimes but wins more often than not?

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Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by NaturalBornKiller92

Struve has got this one as much as I'd hate to say it. I wouldn't bother complaining about Struve too much because if he keeps winning, he'll get a ranked opponent at some point and then he'll be exposed for once.



So when he loses he's finally going to be "exposed"? As what, a typical upper tier MMA fighter that happens to lose sometimes but wins more often than not?


Yes dude!

Struve just keeps improving. His two losses in the Octagon are to Roy Nelson and Junior Dos Santos, who both are top ten heavyweights in my eyes. There aren't many fighters in that division that have shown the ability to handle the diversity that he has. Dude has heart, without a doubt. And not to mention he's only 22!

I've said it many times, but War Skyscraper!

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I have come to like Struve more as of late. He has shown tons of heart in all of his fights. I didn't like the decision win he got over Paul Buentello, but he has racked up some solid finishes in his last couple bouts.

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Gotta say I am a struve fan
And with that this fight is picture perfect
Browne is the type of fighter like nelson and jds to ko struve
It will end in the first either way
Hopefully I will be there live

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puttin all my money on browne

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I hope Struve wins. I liked Browne when he fought Sweeny, but felt like he neede more exp. after fighting Kongo. Travis had tkdwn dfs, but Struve has a tall reach.

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Posted by pmoney

I have come to like Struve more as of late. He has shown tons of heart in all of his fights. I didn't like the decision win he got over Paul Buentello, but he has racked up some solid finishes in his last couple bouts.



I didn't like his last win over Mcorkle. It can be argued that it was an early stoppage.

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Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by pmoney

I have come to like Struve more as of late. He has shown tons of heart in all of his fights. I didn't like the decision win he got over Paul Buentello, but he has racked up some solid finishes in his last couple bouts.



I didn't like his last win over Mcorkle. It can be argued that it was an early stoppage.


He was in mount and pounding away on him...

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The assumption is that Browne is too "green" lol and Struve submits him mid-fight.

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I still cant get out of my head that fighters like Denis Stojnic and Christian Morecraft arguably won 10-8 rounds against Struve.

Browne has some massive power in those hands, and its a fight where Struve cant come in too reliant on his chin. Struve's striking defense (feet or ground) is still non-existent and Browne has too much power for it not to be the ultimate factor. Like I usually say... Struve is 6'11... a mile long reach... and no jab, he works wrist control like a mad man on the ground (which offensively is good) but it leads to taking serious punishment, and I dont like his chances when a guy like Browne is pounding away from guard.

I have Browne winning this fight.

Post #15   1/8/11 9:28:43PM