Rick Story Says Bout With Demian Maia Set For UFC 153
By FCF Staff
The line-up for the UFC’s upcoming October 13th event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, continues to fill up, as Rick Story has announced that he’s fighting Demian Maia at the event.
The Brave Legion welterweight reported the match-up via his official Twitter account by posting “I’m fighting Demian Maia in Rio!”
The UFC has not made any official announcement regarding the fight.
Story (14-5) recently returned to the winner’s column by working his way to a unanimous decision win over Brock Jardine in June, after dropping back-to-back bouts to Martin Kampmann and Charlie Brenneman.
Maia (16-4) is coming off a stoppage win in his welterweight debut, when opponent Dong Hyun Kim injured his ribs after the decorated grappler took him to the mat. The former middleweight is 3-2 in his last 5 bouts.
UFC 153 will be hosted by Rio’s HSBC Arena and will feature featherweight champion Jose Aldo taking on Erik Koch in the main event.