Stefan Struve is clearly the better grappler in this matchup, but that doesn't mean he's going to have an easy time taking Mark Hunt to the ground.
Despite coming almost exclusively from a striking background, Hunt has defended 85 percent of takedowns attempted on him, and Struve isn't exactly the best wrestler in the heavyweight division. Struve often resorts to pulling guard in order to take opponents to the canvas, and that won't be easy to do against an opponent with Hunt's footwork.
Struve also has some holes in his takedown defense, having defended only 29 percent of takedowns attempted against him, but it's unlikely that Hunt will look to take advantage of that.
While Struve will have a difficult time taking Hunt down, he won't have too much trouble keeping his opponent on the ground should he find success in grounding the former kickboxer.
Struve has a tricky guard and is sticky on top, especially against a sloppy and immobile grappler like Hunt.
On top or bottom, Struve won't need long to put Hunt away should the fighters go to the ground at any point in this fight.
Struve already has a handful of UFC submission wins, while Hunt is not all that far removed from a six-fight losing streak that saw him tap five times.
Overall Grappling Edge: Struve