UFC on Fuel 8 logoUFC on Fuel 8

UFC on Fuel 8: Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt Confirmed as Co-Main Event

Photo Credit: UFC/Zuffa
Photo Credit: UFC/Zuffa
McKinley NobleCorrespondent IDecember 13, 2012

Eight bouts have been officially confirmed for the UFC's return to Japan, with the fight card getting some additional structure behind the scenes.

UFC on Fuel 8 will have a heavyweight title fight as the co-main event, with Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt leading into a light heavyweight main event featuring Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann.

According to the UFC, several other fighters are being tagged for the Saitama Super Arena event in March. As it stands, here's how the card looks so far.

UFC on Fuel 8 Main Card

• Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
• Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt
• Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
• Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

UFC on Fuel 8 Planned Bouts

• Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
• Takeya Mizugaki vs. Bryan Caraway
• Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Marcelo Guimaraes
• Kyung Ho Kang vs. Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres

Both Struve and Hunt will be putting impressive winning streaks on the line in Japan.

Struve has gone 4-0 since a May 2011 loss to Travis Browne, defeating Stipe Miocic, Lavar Johnson, Dave Herman and Pat Barry.

Hunt is currently 3-0 since a loss to ex-UFC fighter Sean McCorkle, having beaten Cheick Kongo, Ben Rothwell and Chris Tuchscherer. Between Struve and Hunt, six of the seven victories during both of their recent win streaks combined have ended by knockout or submission.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices