Gunnar Nelson-Rick Story Pegged as Main Event of UFC Fight Night Sweden


Gunnar Nelson is unbeaten as a pro. | Ciarán Maher /Sherdog.com


Rick Story and Gunnar Nelson will square off in a five-round main event at UFC Fight Night in Stockholm.

UFC officials announced the welterweight bout on Thursday. UFC Fight Night Sweden takes place on Oct. 4 and includes a welterweight matchup pitting Amir Sadollah against Nicholas Musoke as well as a light heavyweight clash between Ilir Latifi and Jan Blachowicz. The entirety of the card airs on Fight Pass.

Story will look to build upon his submission win against Leonardo Mafra Texeira at UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Miller.” The 16-fight UFC veteran holds a 10-6 record inside the Octagon with wins against the likes of Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves and Brock Jardine. Consistency has been “The Horror’s” issue, as he has alternated between wins and losses since 2011.

Nelson is arguably the top prospect in the welterweight division, winning all four of his fights under the Zuffa banner and holding an impressive 13-0 professional record. The 26-year-old Icelander has an affinity for finishing fights, with 12 of his wins coming by way of stoppage. “Gunni” was last seen in action against Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Brandao”, a bout he won via second-round submission rear-naked choke.

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