Does anybody look more entertaining when getting knocked out than Stefan Struve? Maybe it’s because he falls to the mat from seven feet in the air. Maybe it’s because his body resembles the Gateway Arch while he tumbles to the canvas. Who knows? But it’s always entertaining.
A man susceptible to vicious knock outs should definitely be worried when he steps into the cage with slugger Dave “Pee Wee” Herman. Fifteen of Herman’s 21 wins have come via KO or TKO. What may be most telling about this fight is that Herman’s most recent opponent, John Olav Einemo, has a similar style to that of Struve: willing to stand and exchange but preferring to grapple.
Struve is an accomplished grappler, winning 15 fights via submission and twice earning Submission of the Night. However, Herman has never been submitted in his career and will likely prove difficult to gain positions on.
My prediction is that Struve finds himself on the wrong end of the highlight reel for the fourth time in his UFC career.
Fun Fact: Standing at a towering 6’11, Stefan Struve’s height is commonly a topic of conversation. While Struve holds a record related to height, it’s not necessarily the one you’re thinking of. In May of 2011 Struve faced 6’7 Travis Browne. Shortly after (no pun intended) he found himself across the octagon from 5’11 Pat Barry. The 8” height difference between successive opponents is the largest of it’s kind in UFC history.