Power Rankings: Heavyweight

Updated: October 2, 2012, 11:07 AM ET
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Stefan Struve is just 24 years old and still growing. When he was re-measured for height heading into his main event bout with Stipe Miocic in England, he broke the 7-foot barrier. Now he is officially an NBA center. Only, Struve doesn't block guys out in the paint and clean the boards; he knocks guys out, and attempts to rip their appendages off. He showcased his power against Miocic, and it all got started when he began landing the jab in the second round to set up his power shots. Now he's won four fights in a row and is breaking into that "elite heavyweight" space. His next fight? Look for one of the UFC's marquee names. For the young Dutchman, who fought in his 30th pro bout in Nottingham, we are at that convergence of raw potential into action. Struve moves up in this week's heavyweight Power Rankings.