Lavar Johnson and Stefan Struve are both coming off of two impressive victories and looking to earn a fight with a heavyweight contender. With a win at UFC 146 on Saturday, one of these fighters will take a big step toward getting that chance to compete with one of the division's best.
Still only 24 years old, UFC veteran Struve appears to finally be hitting his stride. Many believed "Skyscraper" would become a force in the heavyweight division by using his long reach and solid ground game.
After some setbacks, Struve could finally be on the verge of meeting his potential with a win over Johnson.
Coming into his UFC debut in January, Johnson had lost two straight fights in Strikeforce. However, a merge of the UFC and Strikeforce heavyweight divisions gave Johnson a chance to prove he is a UFC-level fighter. With knockouts of Joey Beltran and Par Barry, Johnson has turned his career around and become one of the hottest heavyweights of the year.
Let's take a look at whether Struve or Johnson has a better chance of keeping his run going on Saturday night.