If "HD" wanted to raze the "Skyscraper" he would have to do so while giving up an entire foot of height, not to mention deal with the extensive reach advantage of his opponent.
In fact, seeing the two of them squared off in the cage was downright comical. But was it equally as explosive?
No. Not by a long shot. But it did have an incredible finish with Struve submitting Barry via triangle choke in the second round ... but not before he was picked up and slammed.
The fight started slower than most. Struve kept his distance, like he said he would, while Barry did his best to gauge the space between the two, feeling out his opponent and waiting for his opening.
The boo birds quickly let them know they weren't digging it.
To satiate the fans in attendance, both Struve and Barry attempted flying knees toward the end of the round. The result? Failure.
The second round saw more of the same until Struve finally decided to utilize his submission skills. He first locked in a guillotine before transitioning to a triangle. Barry attempted to make it exciting by picking him up and slamming him, a la Quinton Jackson, but his last ditch effort failed and he was forced to tap.
Started slow, finished strong.
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