On September 2, Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve will look to resume his winning ways against Alexander Volkov despite not competing in a UFC fight since last October. Both fighters are currently on multiple fight win streaks and are in their late 20s.
Struve, at one point, looked to be a serious contender in the UFC Heavyweight contender back in 2012. In September of 2012, Struve defeated current Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and looked poised to become a future champion. However, Struve’s title hopes suffered a setback courtesy of knockout specialist Mark Hunt who knocked Struve out in spectacular fashion on March 3, 2013. Struve was forced to miss over a year due to a broken jaw and then lost to Heavyweight title contender Alistair Overeem via first round knockout before defeating Nogueira in 2015. After losing to Jared Rosholt via decision later that year, Struve let the UFC know that he was back when he defeated Antonio Silva via knockout just 16 seconds into the fight. Struve now returns to his homeland, the Netherlands, where he hopes to defeat Volkov and resurrect his title hopes. Struve currently has an MMA record of 28-8 and will look improve it if he has any hope of turning that title shot dream into a reality. Standing at seven feet tall, Struve will have to use his reach advantage to keep Volkov at bay. If not, Volkov has the knockout power to end it.
Struve’s opponent for this fight is Alexander Volkov. Volkov is a powerful heavyweight who made his professional MMA debut in Russia back in 2009. Volkov has an MMA record of 28 wins and 6 losses with 18 victories coming via knockout. However, unlike previous fights, Volkov will be against a much taller opponent. Since Volkov stands at six feet and seven inches tall, he is used to having a reach advantage and is not used to fighting against taller fighters. It will definitely be interested to see how Volkov handles the massive frame and reach advantage that Struve possesses. However, according to Vegas, Volkov is the slight favorite so it appears that Vegas has faith in Volkov to overcome Struve’s height.
In my opinion, I think this fight is a coin flip. Volkov has a tremendous amount of power and can easily knock Struve out similarly to the way Mark Hunt did. However, Struve is still five inches taller and has won 17 of his fights via submission. If Struve gets the fight to the ground, then he should win the fight. However, if Volkov can keep the fight in the standup, he should be able to knockout Struve. It will truly be a conflict of fighting styles and I am gonna side with Struve on this one. I think that Struve will use his height and frame to force Volkov to the mat where he will win via submission in his home country.
UFC Fight Night 115: Fight Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: UFC Fight Night 115: Struve vs. Volkov
Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Main Card Time: 12:00 P.M. EST
Location: Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
How To Watch UFC Fight Night 115 Online & Mobile
The UFC Fight Night 115 Card will begin at 12:00 P.M. EST and can be watched online via UFC Fight Pass and is available on one’s mobile devices as well as televisions via cable subscription.
UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Night 115 Card will begin at 12:00 P.M. EST and can be watched online via UFC Fight Pass on UFC.TV. It’s a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options to Fight Pass. Alternatively, we suggest starting a free trial which expires in 30 days.
Mobile users are able to watch the fight card card on the free UFC app (iTunes Store| Google Play Store). Watching it on the app this way requires a UFC Fight Pass subscription. See above for more information on that.
Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. You can sign up for Sling TV’s free 7-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within seven days, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer or mobile device to start watching.
MMAStreams via Reddit
Your other option is to visit MMAStreams on Reddit to see if you can find a stream for this event.
UFC Fight Night 115 Fight Card
Main Card (12:00 P.M. EST on UFC Fight Pass)
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov vs. Stefan Struve
Women’s Bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau
Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Desmond Green
Light Heavyweight: Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Saparbek Safarov
Light Heavyweight: Bojan Mihajlović vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov
Light Heavyweight: Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakić
Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Bryan Barberena
Featherweight: Nick Hein vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov