Hunt vs. Struve expected for "UFC on FUEL TV 8"
MMAWeekly.com reported Tuesday that verbal agreements are in place for the contest.
The fight will take place on March 2 in Japan.
Hunt was originally slated to face Struve after his stunning knockout of Cheick Kongo in the first round of their fight at UFC 144, but was forced to withdraw from UFC 146 after suffering an injury in training. This was the first time in his career that he ever had to pull out of a fight due to an injury, Hunt said.
Struve instead met Lavar Johnson at the event, earning a first round submission victory. He followed up this victory with technical knockout win over the highly-touted Stipe Miocic in Nottingham a few months ago.
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