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Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic Will Be *Main Event* of UFC on Fuel TV 5


“Damn it, you can listen to Triple F Life later! We need someone to pay attention to this card!” – Abraham Lincoln

Earlier this week, we asked a very simple question: Is it possible that the UFC is over-saturating its market? Perhaps the UFC’s quest to become as mainstream as, say, the NBA, is causing it to stretch its events a little thin on known names and marketable fights. Ironically, this means that it may be possible that the UFC’s attempts to draw in new fans may be repelling them.

Well, the UFC appears to have issued a pretty clear answer to this discussion.

The UFC will make its first appearance in Nottingham, England- and its first appearance in England since UFC 138- with UFC on Fuel TV 5 on September 29th. The main event? Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic.

We won’t be as pessimistic as FrontRowBrian, but…ouch.

This doesn’t mean that we necessarily expect this card to be boring. The main card of UFC on FX 3 was also light on star power, yet produced an exceptional night of fights. Also, considering that the two heavyweights have a combined fourteen fights in the UFC with only two of them going the distance, it looks like it’ll be a pretty fun scrap. But is a bout to determine which promising prospect deserves a step up in competition really main event material?

It’s a good thing that there’s zero chance that one of these two gets injured, am I right, you guys?

Fans in England will buy tickets to this event regardless of who is headlining, because the UFC still rarely holds live events there. But will fans in North America tune in to watch this card? For that matter, will you? Give us your two cents in the comments section.

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SocraticMethod- June 18, 2012 at 9:15 am
Why would I not watch a free card headlined by two exciting young heavyweights known for finishing fights?
AlanBelcher619- June 17, 2012 at 9:35 am
How is it bad to have two consistent, mid-tier Heavyweights headlining a card in which the main card is on Fuel? This seems like a perfect main event, plus both of them have European ties. Also, the fight is going to be a Boxer vs. Kickboxer AND a Jui Jitsu vs. Wrestler match, I just don't see whats wrong here. But, I will admit I'm quite partial to heavyweight fights.
oc in this bitch- June 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm
well said stipe is the next big thing %100 anyone that cant see that is blind as fuck
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ctownhood- June 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Bottom line is hardcore fans will always watch these cards, and casual fans will not. JUst like the NBA, only hardcore fans will watch a game between Toronto and Charlotte, whereas everyone will tune in for Miami vs Los Angeles. That being said, these "B" level cards rarely disappoint.
Bergaust_Vestre- June 16, 2012 at 11:58 am
i will watch, but only because I can not get enough
Darkside- June 16, 2012 at 11:38 am
No I will not watch. Because I don't get Fuel. Nor does damn near anybody. That aside, this card sucks for England, but I'm assuming the UFC is screwing them specifically because they know it will sell out regardless.
bigredscot- June 16, 2012 at 11:26 am
yes, I will watch. Stipe Miocic is a beast and will be a belt contender in 2013. UFC knows what theyre doing. Just like Cain Velasquez, they know talent when they see it and Miocic is the future of the HW division
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