"Pee-Wee" has his next challenge.
UFC officials have confirmed a heavyweight match-up between Dave Herman (21-2) and Stefan Struve (22-5) for the UFC's debut on Fuel TV. The news marks Herman's return to the promotion after a positive test for marijuana nixed a scheduled bout against Mike Russow at UFC 136. The fighter has since denied his usage, but acknowledged maintaining friends who partook in the recreational drug.
Prior to the failed test, Herman capped a three-fight win streak with a electrifying "Fight of the Night" knockout victory over Jon Olav Einemo in his UFC debut. The 27-year-old has only been finished once throughout his six-year career and -- barring a disqualification against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou -- has yet to taste defeat since early 2009.
Struve, meanwhile, his ripped through three victories in his past four bouts en route to collecting his third UFC "Fight Night" bonus. Most recently, "Skyscraper" submitted K-1 veteran Pat Barry in October, capping a run that has included TKO wins over Sean McCorkle and Christian Morecraft.
UFC on Fuel 1 takes place on February 15th in Omaha, Nebraska. Fearsome welterweight contenders Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez duel in the night's main event.
UFC on Fuel TV 1 fight card:
Welterweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger
Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman