UFC On ESPN+ 3 Results: Stefan Struve Submits Marcos Rogerio De Lima! (Highlights)

After Terrible First Round, Stefan Struve Finishes Marcos Rogerio De Lima Via Arm-Triangle Choke!

UFC is finally making its debut inside O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic tonight (Saturday, February 23, 2019).

The co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 3 brings the Heavyweight match between one of the tallest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve, and Marcos Rogerio “Pezao” de Lima. The referee in charge for this contest is Leon Roberts.

Round 1

Struve has a big reach advantage.

Wow, what a great overhand right, Struve goes down.

Struve is in a big problem, Lima is in the half guard, continues reigning punches. But it seems Struve defends well, de Lima presses him against the cage. De Lima transits to the half guard and delivers a big punch.

Great left hands by de Lima, now short punches to the body. Struve has his right leg in the butterfly guard, but de Lima returns to the full guard. Struve tries to go for the Kimura, but de Lima transits to the half guard and defends.

Good body punch from de Lima. De Lima lands a big elbow off the top. De Lima continues reigning big strikes from the top position Stefan Struve is still pressed against the cage. Fighters are still on the fence.

De Lima again goes to the half-guard, he is not letting Stefan Struve slip away. The crowd starts to boo, maybe the referee could stand both fighters up. And now de Lima ends up in the full mount. Good right hand “Pezao”. 10-9 de Lima, Struve didn’t land a single strike!!!

Round 2

Struve lands a body kick, de Lima misses with punches. De Lima clinches up, and reverses de Lima to the fence. But now de Lima ends up in the dominant position.

Takedown Stefan Struve, de Lima tries to defend, Struve transits to the half guard.

Big trouble for de Lima. Struve has a good chance to attempt the choke. De Lima trapped Struve’s right leg. The Brazilian tries a reversal, but Struve returns to the half guard. Stefan Struve goes for the arm-triangle choke. Wow, the match is over, Struve wins the fight via submission!

Check out the highlights below:

Final Result: Stefan Struve defeats Marcos Rogerio de Lima via submission (arm-triangle choke), 2:21, round 2

Stefan Struve improves his score to 29-11 MMA, 13-9 UFC, Marcos Rogerio de Lima drops to 16-6-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC.

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