Dave Herman receives commission’s clearance to fight Stefan Struve in February

Dave Herman has been cleared of any wrongdoing in regards to a recent positive drug test and ruled eligible to fight after a second test came back negative. Herman, who defeated Jon Olav Einemo at the UFC 131 in his debut, was pulled from his UFC 136 fight against Mike Russow after failing a pre-event substance test in September. Herman vehemently denied the results of the test, which came back with a hit for marijuana use and said he would seek a second test.

The results of his second test were revealed today, clearing Herman’s name and making him available immediately to fight, and not a moment too soon, with numerous cards scheduled to bolster the UFC/Fox partnership in the early months of the year. The UFC wasted no time in booking “Pee Wee”, as it appears he’ll face Stefan Struve on February 15 as part of the televised card for UFC on Fuel 1.

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News of the match-up was first reported by MMAWeekly.

Herman holds an overall record of 21-2 with twenty of his wins involving some sort of stoppage and one loss coming from a disqualification after landing an illegal knee in a 2010 contest.  His opponent, Struve, is no stranger to finishing opponents either with a 22-5 professional mark including fifteen submissions and five TKOs. Also like Herman, the 6’11″ Dutchman is coming off a victory after finishing Pat Barry in October at UFC Live 6.

UFC on Fuel 1 is headlined by a welterweight battle between rising contenders Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger.