On September 29, the UFC will return to Nottingham, England and it appears the card will be headlined by a heavyweight fight between Stipe Miocic and Stefan Struve. Gareth Davies, ESPN’s UFC podcast host, announced the move via twitter.
Struve verified the news via twitter as well, stating:
Fighting Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC Fuel 5! Happy to come back to Fight in Europe, proud to be main event! It’s gonna be great! Can’t wait to be Fighting in front of family, friends, fans and so on! Love Fighting in the UK it feels like home and I’m super PUMPED!!!!!!
Both fighters are coming off wins against former Strikeforce fighters at UFC 146. Struve was victorious after he broke Lavar Johnson’s arm in first round, while Miocic pounded out Shane Del Rosario on the card as well.
The September 29 card, expected to be named UFC on Fuel TV 5, is also expected to feature fighters Brad Pickett and Andy Ogle. Nottingham’s own Dan Hardy is also expected to be a lock for the event.