MMAJunkie.com is reporting that “The Ultimate Fighter: United States Vs. United Kingdom” alum and Team Rough House product Nick Osipczak (5-0) could take on fellow welterweight up and comer Rick Story (9-3) at UFC 112 in April. The bout agreements have yet to be signed but the fight is reportedly close to being set.
Hailing from London and fighting out of Nottingham, England, Nick Osipczak looks to continue his impressive UFC run by scoring a win over the very tough Rick Story. Formerly a professional gambler and Shaolin Kung Fu practitioner, Osipczak is also a training partner to UK standouts Paul Daley, Ross Pearson, Andre Winner and welterweight title contender Dan Hardy. He last fought at “UFC 105: Couture Vs. Vera” where he removed Matt Riddle from undefeated status via TKO due to strikes.
Rick Story has earned his share of accolades during his three fight tenure with the UFC. At UFC 103 the Braveheart Gym Fight Club representative earned Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night in a memorable scrap with Brian Foster. The fight was so memorable that it made it to number seven on the UFC’s “Ten Best Fights of 2009″ list. Story is coming off of a hard fought unanimous decision win over Jesse Lennox.
UFC 112 will take place on April 10 at the Ferrari World outdoor concert arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Headlining the card will be two title matches pitting Anderson Silva against Vitor Belfort for the middleweight crown and BJ Penn against Frankie Edgar for the lightweight strap.