Rick Story (Pictured) will fight Demian Maia at UFC 153. How do we know this? Because Story just announced the welterweight scrap on his Twitter account.
Story manged to snap his two-fight skid last month by posting a unanimous decision win over Brock Larson. Prior to that, “Horror” had dropped decisions to Martin Kampmann and Charlie Brenneman, respectively.
It took Maia all of 47 seconds to beat Dong Hyun Kim in his welterweight debut. The Korean suffered a “freak injury” in the opening ticks of their UFC 148 matchup, giving Maia the easy W.
UFC 153 takes place October 13th inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Here are the athletes expected to perform in Brazil:
Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. TBD
Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao
Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte
Demian Maia vs. Rick Story
Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi
Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia
Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva
Vitor Belfort vs. Alan Belcher
Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)