UFC 153 is starting to fill up fast.
UFC welterweight Rick Story tweeted today that his next fight will take place at UFC 153 and his opponent will be Demian Maia.
Story is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Brock Jardine at UFC on FX 4. The victory over Jardine snapped a two-fight losing streak to Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann. Story had won six straight fights inside the Octagon before losing to Brenneman last June.
This will be Maia’s second fight at welterweight after making a successful debut at UFC 148 earlier this month. Maia picked up a first-round TKO victory when Dong Hyun Kim suffered a rib injury early in the first round.
UFC 153 takes place October 13th at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is headlined by a UFC featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and Erik Koch.