A look at the October 4th UFC Fight Night in Sweden, where welterweights Rick Story and Gunnar Nelson meet in the main event.
The UFC's latest visit to Sweden does not involve Alexander Gustafsson, who is injured and was otherwise going to fight in Las Vegas against Jon Jones. Instead, Iceland's Gunnar Nelson and the USA's Rick Story both head into this one making their first ever appearances in a UFC main event. Co-headlining this Stockholm card are former featherweight title challenger Chan Su read news >>
At 13 years old, Gunnar Nelson started training in Goju-Ryu karate. Two years later, he won the Icelandic Juvenile Kumite Championship title. That explains his Lyoto Machida-like stance inside the Octagon.
At 17 years old, the Icelandic fighter stopped his karate training to focus all of his attention on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Three years later, Nelson earned his black belt from Renzo Gracie.
That explains his nine submission victories, three of which came against UFC-level talent.
So, just how go read news >>
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The event will serve as the first offering of another UFC doubleheader.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has assembled a welterweight main event pitting Gunnar Nelson against Rick Story for its upcoming UFC Fight Night 53 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, which takes place on Oct. 4, 2014 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
As expected, they take front and center of the event poster.
"Gunni" (13-0) is fresh off a submission win over Zak Cummings last month in Ireland, while " read news >>
Take a look at the September 20th UFC Fight Night show in Japan, featuring heavyweight sluggers Roy Nelsno and Mark Hunt in the main event.
The UFC Fight Night card set for Saitama, Japan is finally complete. As was known long ago, Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson will be the main event of what should be a FOTY candidate. Co-headlining this Fight Pass show is top 15 lightweight Myles Jury against Takanori Gomi, while Rin Nakai makes her debut against Miesha Tate, and Yoshihiro Akiyama sexily returns to read news >>
The 12-bout lineup is set for next month's "UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson" event, but if you want to watch it live, prepare for some early-morning MMA. The event, which takes place Sept. 20 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, streams entirely on UFC Fight Pass. read news >>
The Korean Zombie makes his return this October against TUF 14 alum and Sweden's own Akira Corassani in the co-mai nevent of UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story.
It's been over a year since Chan Sung Jung last fought inside the Octagon, but "The Korean Zombie" will soon be fighting again this October. The UFC confirmed earlier today that Jung will go up against Akira Corassani as part of the October 4th UFC Fight Night card in Stockholm. This is going to be awesome! @KoreanZombieMMA vs. @AkiraCora read news >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing its brand of mixed martial arts (MMA) back to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 53, headlined by welterweight wunderkind Gunnar Nelson as he takes on venerable 170-pound contender Rick Story, with the full card streaming live on the promotion's new "Fight Pass" digital network.
Event: UFC Fight Night 53: "Nelson vs. Story"Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 on Fight PassLocation: Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden
Fight Pass Main Event:
170 lbs.: Gunn read news >>
With rumors of Swanson vs. Edgar on deck, or Shogun vs. Manuwa in the works, the Stockholm main event goes to one of Europe's best young fighters.
Much like Kelvin Gastelum, Gunnar Nelson's rise up the WW ranks has been fast and unchecked. Now entering into his 5th UFC bout, the Icelander is set to headline his first ever UFC card, where he will take on Rick Story in Stockholm, Sweden. Visir.is had the initial report on Nelson's fight booking. It's something of an interesting twist considering t read news >>
The UFC has confirmed that top 15 welterweight contenders Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story will collide in the five round main event of UFC Fight Night Stockholm on October 4. read news >>