Rick Story says he is facing Demian Maia at UFC 153

Another fight has been adding to the growing UFC 153 fight card as Rick Story will meet former middleweight title contender Demian Maia in a welterweight bout.

Story made the announcement today on his Twitter page.

Story (14-5) recently snapped a two fight losing streak with a win over Brock Jardine at UFC on FX 4. He has won seven of his ten fights in the UFC and holds notable wins over Johny Hendricks and Thiago Alves.

His win over Thiago Alves at UFC 130 was his six straight win and appeared to be in the mix for a title shot. However, he suffered back to back losses to Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann.

Maia (16-4) recently moved down to the welterweight division at UFC 148 and defeated Dong Hyun Kim in the first round. He won the first by TKO after Kim suffered a muscle spasm when the fight went to the ground.

He has gone 10-4 in the UFC and has won four of his last six fights since losing to Anderson Silva at UFC 112 for the middleweight title.

UFC 153 takes place from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be headlined by Jose Aldo defending his featherweight title against Erik Koch.