Stefan Struve vs Antonio Nogueira UFC 190 Countdown
It’s time for Countdown to UFC 190 and the former Pride and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Minotauro Nogueira. Seeks to get a hometown win against larger than life heavyweight Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve. Struve 12 years the younger of the two fighters and standing at 7 foot. Seeks to use his massive frame to keep Nogueira at bay on the feet. Minotauro a 16 year veteran of the sport looks to bring all of his experience into the fight. To defeat the much younger and larger man from Holland in front of his hometown crowd.
Might this be Nogueira’s last time inside the cage, it very well maybe? So a win over Stefan Struve would be an apt send-off for the former heavyweight champion. As one time Minotauro was regarded as the best heavyweight in the world. Until a certain Fedor Emelianenko came along and shook up the world of mixed martial arts. Today Big Nog is significantly older and has been in some of the most brutal wars ever seen in the heavyweight division.
With a win over Struve, Antonio would show the world that he still has what it takes, by beating one of the up and coming name in the division. But he will be up against it when he faces the 251 cm Struve, who not just brings height. But also a strong pedigree in the sport, along with a solid background in Dutch kickboxing. The man from the Netherlands will be looking to make his own statement with a win over a legend like the former Pride FC champion. Who will walk away the victor is yet to be decided!