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Maia v Story added to stacked UFC 153 card

ESPN staff
August 1, 2012
Demian Maia is fresh to the 170lb scene © Getty Images

UFC 153 is shaping into one of the strongest cards of 2012 after a welterweight bout between Rick Story and Demian Maia was added to the line-up.

Headlined by Jose Aldo v Erik Koch, the October 13 event also features Vitor Belfort v Alan Belcher and Glover Teixeira v Rampage Jackson. The UFC also recently announced Erick Silva v Jon Fitch.

Now Maia's second dip into the 170lb ocean will see him meet Story, a tough, hardened competitor. Maia's welterweight debut saw him beat Dong Hyun Kim in less than a minute.

Also on the card, TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao will meet Joey Gambino in the featherweight division. Brandao lost to Darren Elkins in his last outing.

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