UFC on Fuel TV 8 is scheduled to be aired on March 3, 2013 but news about who’s fighting who is still in the process of deliberation. News are out that heavyweights Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt are among the great fighters who will meet each other at the Asian Octagon for the much awaited event in The Land of the Rising Sun.
UFC on Fuel TV 8 will take place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The rest of the fighters that will fill the large stadium with fans are yet to be announced. The main fight of this event will air live on Fuel TV while preliminary fights will stream on Facebook.
It was MMAWeekly.com who first reported the matchup between the two great fighters and it was on Monday that other sites like Sherdog.com were able to confirm the booking. Let’s look at the two fighters carefully:
Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve is a 24 year old heavyweight from Beverwijik, North Holland, Netherlands He has an impressive report card with 25 wins and 5 losses. His last fight was a victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fuel TV 5 on a headline fight in September 2012. This victory was his fourth consecutive win after he was defeated by Travis Browne in UFC 130 Rampage versus Hamill in May 2011.
Mark Hunt on the other hand is a 38 year old heavyweight from South Auckland, New Zealand. He is yet to redeem his professional MMA career with a scorecard of 8 wins and 7 losses. His last three wins were against spectacular fighters like Cheik Kongo in UFC 144 Edgar versus Henderson, Ben Rothwell in UFC 135 Jones versus Rampage and against Chris Tuchscherer in UFC 127 Penn versus Fitch. Prior to these wins, Hunt has suffered from a 6 fight losing streak which began in 2006 when he was in Pride up to September 2010 when he was defeated by Sean McCorkie in UFC 119.
Fans will surely anticipate UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Japan as fight announcements from committee officials provide juicy details as the event nears on. Fight officials will soon make announcements of prized fighters who will join this much-awaited event. Stay tuned for more details about UFC on Fuel TV8 in Japan as more news and fight information unfolds.