UFC FN 53: Rick Story Hands Gunnar Nelson First Defeat
By FCF Staff
Rick Story ended the undefeated run of Gunnar Nelson today in Stockholm, Sweden, as the punishing welterweight worked his way to a split decision win over the rising welterweight.
Although Nelson landed several hard punches throughout the fight, and bloodied Story’s face, the latter outscored the renowned grappler with punches and kicks.
With the pivotal victory, Story improved his record to 18-8, while Nelson’s fell to 13-1.
Here are the official results for UFC Fight Night 53, which was broadcast on the UFC Fight Pass.
Rick Story def. Gunnar Nelson via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 50-44)
Max Holloway def. Akira Corassani via TKO (punches) R1, 3:11
Jan Blachowicz def. Ilir Latifi via TKO (body kick) R1, 1:58
Mike Wilkinson def. Niklas Backstrom via KO (punch) R1, 1:19
Magnus Cedenblad def. Scott Askham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nico Musoke def. Alexander Yakovlev via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dennis Siver def. Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cathal Pendred def. Gasan Umalatov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Krzysztof Jotko def. Tor Troeng via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Mairbek Taisumov def. Marcin Bandel by TKO (punches) R1, 1:01
Zubaira Tukhogov defeats Ernest Chavez by TKO (punches) R1, 4:21