Nelson-Story to headline Stockholm event

August 8, 2014

UFC welterweights Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story will make their respective main event debuts against each other at a UFC Fight Night card on October 4 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Officials have announced the bout will headline the UFC event, which will take place at Ericsson Globe and air on the UFC's internet subscription service, Fight Pass.

Nelson (13-0-1) is coming off a second-round submission over Zak Cummings at a UFC Fight Night event on July 19 in Dublin. The Icelandic welterweight is 4-0 overall in the Octagon, with three submission finishes.

Nelson had expressed interest in a matchup against highly ranked Rory MacDonald, but MacDonald (17-2) is scheduled to fight Tarec Saffiedine on the same date as the Nelson-Story bout in Halifax, Canada.

Story (17-8) has alternated wins and losses in his last eight fights. The welterweight, now fighting out of the MMA Lab in Arizona, is coming off a submission win against Leonardo Mafra Texeira on July 16.

This article originally appeared on ESPN.com

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