Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story Headlines UFC Fight Night Stockholm

Written by Tom Ngo
August 7th, 2014

UFC Welterweight Rick Story

On Thursday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced a welterweight showdown between Rick Story (pictured) and Gunnar Nelson will headline UFC Fight Night 53.

The October 4 event takes place inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Story has struggled to find consistency since thrashing former top contender Thiago Alves at UFC 130. “The Horror” dropped his following two bouts, then alternated between wins and losses over his next seven outings.

The 29-year-old most recently submitted Leonardo Mafra Texeira in July, so things could be looking good for Nelson if the Story’s trend continues.

Nelson is one of the best prospects in the 170-pound division, owning an unblemished 13-0 professional record. He’s fresh off last month’s submission victory over Zak Cummings.

No word if the show will be made available for live viewing in America via UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 or some combination of the three.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Marcin Bandel vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Jan Blachowicz vs. Ilir Latifi

Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford

Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

Amir Sadollah vs. Nico Musoke

Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story

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