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MMA Crossfire – Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story headline UFC Fight Night Stockholm

The UFC announced today unbeaten welterweight Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) and veteran Rick “The Horror” Story (17-8-0) will headline the October 4th UFC Fight Night Stockholm event.

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The 26-year-old Cummings defeated Zak Cummings at the UFC Fight Night Dublin event July 19th.
“I am honored to fight in Sweden and to headline this card,” Nelson said. “I expect the Swedish crowd to be pretty loud. I believe I have a big fan base in Sweden. They love my kind of style of fighting and I am of course Scandinavian so we have a good connection. So overall I think it’s going to be a great night – I am really excited about this opportunity.
Gunnar Nelson
Gunnar Nelson celebrates after his submission victory over Zak Cummings in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at The O2 Dublin on July 19, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Rick Story has fought many of the best fighters. He beat the current champion and he is very experienced and is a very good wrestler. He is a tough opponent and I am happy to be fighting him.”
“I have fought in Germany before but it will be my first time in Stockholm, so I am looking forward to seeing the city,” the 29-year-old Story added. “My schedule now will be to pack up and head down to Arizona to the MMA Lab to start training. I’m really excited for this fight.”
Rick Story
Rick Story celebrates after submitting Leonardo Mafra in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Revel Casino on July 16, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Oh man, this is a really exciting matchup. Stylistically it’s going to be great because Gunnar is a grappler and an attacker, and when it comes to fighting you can’t ask for more than that – someone who attacks and comes at you.”

Tickets are scheduled to be available to the general public August 22nd.

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KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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