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UFC Fight Night 53 “Nelson Vs. Story” This Saturday On Fight Pass, Card Inside

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The UFC kicks off another doubleheader this Saturday with UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story.

The entire card airs on UFC Fight Pass from the Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Comprising the main event will be unbeaten welterweight Gunnar Nelson against Rick Story. The main card, which begins at 3 p.m. ET, also features Akira Corassani-Max Holloway, Ilir Latifi-Jan Blachowicz and Niklas Backstrom-Mike Wilkinson.

Nelson, a 26-year-old from Iceland, has won each of his four UFC fights since joining the promotion in 2012. Three of them have been finishes, including a July stoppage win via rear-naked choke over Zak Cummings. He is 13-0-1 in his career.

Story (17-8) is 2-1 in his last three and 5-5 since a 2010 victory over current welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. He submitted Leonardo Mafra in July, as well.

All of the action begins at 12:10 p.m. ET with featherweights Ernest Chavez and Zubaira Tukhugov. Other planned prelim fights include Mairbek Taisumov-Marcin Bandel, Tor Troeng-Krzysztof Jotko, Cathal Pendred-Gasan Umalatov, Dennis Siver-Charles Rosa, Alexander Yakovlev-Nico Musoke and Magnus Cedenblad-Scott Askham.

Check out the complete lineup below, and look for results this Saturday on FightLine:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story

Featherweight: Akira Corassani vs. Max Holloway

Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz

Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/12:10 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Scott Askham

Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. Nico Musoke

Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Charles Rosa

Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov

Middleweight: Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel

Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov