UFC welterweight Rick Story is getting back into action this May as he takes on Mike Pyle at UFC 160. Story will replace an injured Gunnar Nelson at this year’s Memorial Day card. UFC officials announced the move late Tuesday evening.
Story was last in action at UFC 158, where he crushed Strikeforce import Quinn Mulhern in Montreal. Story is looking to build some momentum after a 1-3 stretch in the UFC prior to the victory over Mulhern. He faces the always tough Mike Pyle this May, who is currently riding a three-fight win streak into the bout.
UFC 160 takes place May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. A bout between Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt will co-headline the Memorial Day weekend card.
UFC 160 Fight Card:
- UFC Heavyweight Title Fight: Cain Velasquez (c) vs. Antonio Silva
- Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
- James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira
- T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard
- Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons
- Rick Story vs. Mike Pyle
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo
- Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Stephen Thompson
- Colton Smith vs. Robert Whittaker
- Estevan Payan vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway
- George Roop vs. Brian Bowles