The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the weigh-ins earlier today for its card tomorrow in Stockholm, Sweden, and all of the scheduled competitors made weight.
Nelson (13-0) has pretty much rolled through the competition since arriving in the UFC in 2012, as the Icelandic fighter has scored wins over DaMarques Johnson, Jorge Santiago, Omari Akhmedov and most recently Zak Cummings. The well rounded fighter is currently ranked #12 in the promotion’s welterweight division.
Story (17-8) has been on a bit of a win one, lose one, trend, but that doesn’t mean the veteran isn’t ridiculously dangerous. Most recently, Story tapped out Leonardo Mafra Texeira in July, to rebound from the split decision loss he suffered versus Kelvin Gastelum in March.
Here are the official weigh-in results for Saturday’s event. There are some interesting match-ups on the card, even though the line-up isn’t littered with big names.
UFC FN 53
Main Card (3 PM/ET, UFC Fight Pass)
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)
Preliminary Card (12:10 PM/ET, UFC Fight Pass)
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 (185)
Marcin Bandel (156) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (155)
Ernest Chavez (146) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (145)