On Friday, Oct. 3, the UFC hosted the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story which takes place Saturday, Oct. 4 from the Ericsson Globe inStockholm, Sweden.
The night’s main event features a welterweight collision between Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson and veteran Rick Story. Nelson has taken the promotion by storm, scoring submission wins in three of his four Octagon appearances. The 26-year-old has yet to taste defeat in his 14-fight career. Story, meanwhile, will look to build off the momentum of a submission victory over Leonardo Mafra in July. Story has struggled with consistency in his UFC tenure, going just 5-5 over his last 10 outings.
In the co-main event, featherweights Akira Corassani and Max Holloway will lock horns. Sweden’s Corassani began his UFC stint with three straight wins, but succumbed to top-10 fighter Dustin Poirier in April via strikes. Holloway will look to extend his current winning streak to four. The 22-year-old has compiled a 6-3 record with the promotion, most recently defeating Clay Collard in August.
The 11-fight event will kick off Saturday with the seven-fight preliminary card streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 12:10 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card will follow at 3 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
The fighters hit the scales at 10 a.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
UFC Fight Pass Main Card
Gunnar Nelson (170) vs. Rick Story (170)
Akira Corassani (145) vs. Max Holloway (145)
Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Ilir Latifi (204)
Niklas Backstrom (145) vs. Mike Wilkinson (145)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Scott Askham (185) vs. Magnus Cedenblad (185)
Nico Musoke (170) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (170)
Charles Rosa (146) vs. Dennis Siver (145)
Cathal Pendred (171) vs. Gasan Umalatov (170)
Krzysztof Jotko (185) vs. Tor Troeng (182)
Marcin Bandel (155) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (156)
Ernest Chavez (146) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (145)
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