UFC welterweight Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson was sent back to the drawing board after a five round unanimous decision loss to perennial contender Rick Story just two weeks ago at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm, Sweden.
While some fighters would sulk after such a tough loss, Nelson got right back on the horse, training at SBG Ireland in hopes of redeeming himself whenever he is given...
They say hindsight is always 20/20, that upon reflection we can look back and determine that a better course of action could have been taken in any given situation. This goes for fighting as well but not the actual action that takes place in the cage. There are plenty of situations that happen before and after the fights that make me look back and say 'imagine if this had happened...
The UFC held an international doubleheader this past weekend featuring a plethora of consequential bouts in the Welterweight division.
Early on in the day, Rick Story defeated rising prospect Gunnar Nelson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 53. Later on in the evening, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 54, Rory MacDonald solidified his spot as the No. 1 Welterweight contender...
1. Rory MacDonald: Looked fantastic in giving Saffiedine a TKO loss and cemented a top contender spot.
2. Rick Story: Proved most of us wrong in a fantastic effort against nasty grappler Gunnar Nelson, giving him his first pro loss.
3. Jhonny Gonzalez: Retained his WBC Featherweight strap with a stoppage win over fellow veteran scrapper Jorge Arce.
4. Rances Barthelemy...
When you get top five ranked welterweight Matt Brown and UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in a room together, you just never know what might happen.
On this week's podcast while discussing the recent shift in the welterweight division with Rory MacDonald and Rick Story winning, Brown responds with his thoughts on the fight and his return to action.
Meanwhile, Coleman believes Brown...
(Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.)
Albert Kraus defeated Miroslav Kvocka [R3 TKO]
Cellestino Caballero lost to Adrian Estrella [UD]
Jhonny Gonzalez defeated Jorge Arce [R11 TKO]
Brian Rose defeated Ignacio Lucero Fraga [UD]
Rory MacDonald finished Tarec Saffiedine in a masterful performance. Does he get a title shot next?
Rick Story quieted the Gunnar Nelson hype. Is he anything more than a gatekeeper now?
Raphael Assuncao won his seventh fight in a row. Can the man get a title shot?
We'll try to answer all these questions and more below.
As usual, MacDonald had the winning gameplan and...
Two events. Two countries. Four important welterweights.
The UFC held cards in both Stockholm, Sweden and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Saturday with a plethora of interesting fights dotting each card. Two big 170-pound bouts -- Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine and Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story -- were the respective headliners.
Somehow, we'll attempt to narrow down the best...
Fight card (UFC Fight Pass) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Welterweight Rick Story def. Gunnar Nelson Decision (split) (47-48, 49-46, 50-44) 5 5:00 Featherweight Max Holloway def. Akira Corassani KO (punches) 1 3:11 Light Heavyweight Jan B?achowicz def. Ilir Latifi TKO (body kick & punches) 1 1:58 Featherweight Mike Wilkinson def. Niklas Bäckström […]
UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story Oct 4, 2014 Ericsson Globe Arena Stockholm, Sweden (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) Main Card (UFC Fight Pass – 3:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) vs Rick Story (17-8) - Story wins via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 50-44) Bantamweights: Akira Corassani (14-5-1) vs Max Holloway ...
The Story of the night in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday was certainly the five round main event that saw Rick Story emerge victorious over Icelandic up and comer Gunnar Nelson via a strange split decision that at least gave the right man the victory.
Although Nelson did keep true to his trademark stoicism throughout the 25 minute contest, we did see him slow, and show some holes...
The MMA story of a certain southpaw out of Washington who goes by the nickname of “The Horror” has been a very interesting one to follow over the years. Aside from the greatest welterweight of all-time, he’s the only other man who holds a win over our current 170 lbs. champion; he’s gone 5-5 over his last 10 fights since beating Thiago Alves and now, at 18-8 after at least...
Now that “UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start 6PM ET/3PM PT.
Gunnar Nelson, Rick Story (pictured), Akira Corassani, Max Holloway and the card’s other featured fighters who won’t require medical attention are also expected...
Rick Story derailed the Gunnar Nelson hype train with a masterful performance on Saturday, out striking and beating up the Icelandic prodigy for the biggest part of 25-minutes in Sweden.
The fight was supposed to be Nelson's introduction to the top 10 of the welterweight division as he headlined his first show after going undefeated through his first four fights in the UFC. Instead...
Rick Story handed Gunnar Nelson the first loss of his career tonight at UFC Fight Night 53, deservedly coming out on top after five rounds of stand-up action.
Story with a two quick leg kicks to start. An inside kick from him too. Nelson goes upstairs with a kick, but it’s blocked.
Nelson steps in with a few rapid-fire right hands. Body kick from Nelson now. ...
Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com for all the UFC Fight Night 53 results live as they happen from Stockholm, Sweden.
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Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story
Max Holloway vs. Akira Corassani
Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz
Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson
Magnus Cedenblad vs. Scott Askham
“UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story” takes place Saturday inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. UFC Fight Pass streams the entire card live starting nice and early at Noon ET/9AM PT.
A welterweight shootout between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story headlines the gig. Akira Corassani and Max Holloway serve as the show’s co-featured attraction.
Here are the official...
Gunnar Nelson has never been in a main event until now. That doesn’t mean he isn't used to being in the spotlight.
There likely isn't a fighter in the UFC with a bigger following in his home country than Nelson. Iceland's population is only 323,002 (less than that of Staten Island), but just about every single one of those people knows who Nelson is and follows his career.
With two UFC cards taking place tomorrow it’s time for to sit down and pick winners for the six fights that intrigue me, as a fan, the most below. I’ll also give you my quick picks for the remaining fights.
UFC Stockholm (Fight Night 53)
• Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov
If you said that Pendred had a bit of a slow start in his UFC debut this past summer then you’d be...
Last Event Winner: Earl Montclair/Nolan Howell (7-4)
Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692
Ben Kohn: 129-58 .690
Luke Irwin: 209-125 .626
Josh Hall: 35-21 .625
TC Engel: 87-53 .621
Earl Montclair: 103-69 .599
Nolan Howell: 125-91 .579
Naomi Kamornick: 6-5 .545
Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455
Welterweight Bout: Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) vs. Rick Story (17-8)
Luke Irwin: Rick Story will always...
The UFC brings fans yet another doubleheader tomorrow as UFC Fight Night 53 and 54 go down from Stockholm and Halifax respectively.
Before the fighters take center stage tomorrow, the official weigh-ins went down this afternoon. All 44 fighters made weight, so we can expect day of fisticuffs tomorrow.
Check out the weigh-in results for both cards below:
UFC Fight Night 53
The weigh-ins for the first of two UFC events to take place tomorrow is now in the books. Check out the video replay and written results from Stockholm earlier today.
Main Card (UFC Fight Pass – 3 p.m. ET)
• Welterweight Main Event: Gunnar Nelson (170) vs. Rick Story (170)
• Featherweight Bout: Akira Corassani (145) vs. Max Holloway (145)
• Light Heavyweight Bout: Ilir Latifi...
Another weekend, another UFC event. Make that two UFC shows this Saturday featuring very few fights of significance.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make the scraps more exciting and significant for yourself by wagering some of your hard-earned money on them.
The first of the UFC’s double-header takes place inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Rick Story...
The weigh-ins took place for UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm, Sweden earlier today and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
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)
Scott Askham (185...
After a hectic schedule over the past couple of months the UFC are just about ready to cool their heels a little in October, but not before serving up back-to-back events this Saturday night, while both Asian promotion ONE FC and WSOF ramp up their schedules with two events this month.
Friday, October 3rd – Bellator 127: Straus Vs Wilcox
Location: California, United States...