UFC Fight Night 53 will take place on October 4th from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden and the fight card lineup has been finalized by the UFC.
The preliminary and main cards will both be shown on Fight Pass will be headlined by Gunnar Nelson meeting Rick Story in a welterweight bout. Also, former featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung returns to face Akira Corassani in the co-main event.
The current UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story fight card lineup is below.
Main Card: (Fight Pass – TBA)
Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) vs. Rick Story (17-8)
Chan Sung Jung (13-4) vs. Akira Corassani (12-4, 1NC)
Ilir Latifi (9-3, 1NC) vs. Jan Blachowicz (17-3)
Niklas Backstrom (8-0, 1NC) vs. Mike Wilkinson (8-1)
Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – TBA)
Magnus Cedenblad (12-4) vs. Scott Askham (12-0)
Nico Musoke (12-3, 1NC) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (21-5-1)
Dennis Siver (21-9, 1NC) vs. Robert Whiteford (11-2)
Cathal Pendred (14-2-1) vs. Gasan Umalatov (15-3-1)
Tor Troeng (16-6-1) vs Krzysztof Jotko (14-1)
Mairbek Taisumov (21-5) vs. Marcin Bandel (13-2)
Zubaira Tukhugov (16-3) vs. Ernest Chavez (8-1)