UFC 175: Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione booked for July 5 in Las Vegas

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

He's back!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Stefan Struve has finally received medical clearance to return to the Octagon, and will do so against Matt Mitrione at the upcoming UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for July 5, 2014, inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC announced the 265-pound pairing late Wednesday night.

Struve (25-6) has been sidelined with a heart condition for over a year (details) and hasn't seen action since getting his jaw jacked by Mark Hunt in Japan. Prior to being stepped on by the "Super Samoan," the towering "Skyscraper" strung together four straight wins.

All of them finishes.

Mitrione (7-3) has struggled in recent years after a hot start to his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. "Meathead" was able to put Shawn Jordan on ice last January in Macao, but his "Savage" victory was just the second across a span of five fights.

The former Ultimate Fighter turns 36 this summer.

UFC 175 will feature middleweight champion Chris Weidman defending his 185-pound strap against new division number one contender Lyoto Machida. In the co-headliner, Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight belt against Alexis Davis.

See the current UFC 175 fight card and rumors here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker