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UFC Fight Night 87 results recap: Stefan Struve vs Antonio Silva fight review and analysis

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Yesterday (Sun., May 8, 2016), Stefan Struve and Antonio Silva squared off at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In a quick finish, Struve knocked his opponent out. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight warriors Stefan Struve and Antonio Silva collided yesterday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Following his return from his health issues, Struve has struggled to find any real consistency. He’s been having issues pulling the trigger and really attacking in fights, but he was hoping to change that in front of his hometown crowd.

Silva hasn’t been performing well, either. “Bigfoot” had won just one of his last six fights heading into this bout, and while the division may be quite thin, his UFC future was uncertain if he came up short.

This one didn’t last long.

To watch Stefan Struve vs. Bigfoot Silva full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 87 right now click here!

For the first time in his entire career, Struve fought tall. The entire fight only lasted 16 seconds, so it wasn’t that huge of a task, but he still did it in the only exchange that mattered.

As “Bigfoot” shuffled forward, Struve took a step backwards and fired a cross down the middle. That’s should be a strategy in the arsenal of every tall man, and it worked perfectly here.

That cross wobbled his opponent’s knees, but Silva continued to pressure into the clinch. From there, Silva was still badly stunned and dropped into a double leg takedown. However, Struve simply transitioned to dropping hard elbows on the side of his already-rocked opponent’s giant skull, which was enough to finish the fight.

It was quick and violent.

Between this win and Struve’s victory over “Big Nog,” Struve’s move to Blackzilians actually appears ….View full article

Source:: mma mania