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UFC 153 adds Demian Maia vs Rick Story | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor

A welterweight clash between Rick Story (14-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Demian Maia (16-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) has been added to UFC 153, which takes place October 13th at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Story is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Brock Jardine, a bout which took place at UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City, N.J. That win came after Story had suffered back to back losses against Charlie Brenneman at UFC on Versus 4 in June 2011 and Martin Kampmann at UFC 139 this past November.

Maia is coming off a quick victory at UFC 148 last month in Las Vegas. In that bout, which was his welterweight debut, Maia stopped Dong Hyun Kim in a mere 47 seconds. He slammed Kim, causing an injury to the Korean fighter, which in turn gave him the TKO victory.

After sequential wins over Mario Miranda and Kendall Grove, Maia lost 2 of his next 3 bouts, suffering losses to both Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. Those losses promted the middleweight veteran to drop down to the welterweight division, where he is now 1-0.

The UFC 153 fight card now includes:

  • Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch (Featherweight title fight)
  • Alan Belcher vs. Vitor Belfort
  • Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia
  • Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. TBA
  • Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte
  • Reza Madadi vs. Cristiano Marcello
  • Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva
  • Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino
  • Demian Maia vs. Rick Story

 

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12 Comments to UFC 153 adds Demian Maia vs Rick Story | UFC News

  1. Keep Fitch (Forever) says:

    This card is turning out to be pretty legit. But over all that ****** rampage should retire and stick to eating KFC cuz he aint beating glover teixeira.

    • Mwill says:

      Say what you want about how the fighters fight, but don’t get into your racist asshole mode!

    • Johan says:

      Uuuh…? Nice comment, you racist scum.

    • idiot mma fans says:

      so racist…. but hey even if page does lose, hes a millionaire ten times over… fuck hes laughed to the bank a thousand times now…. so w.e haters gunna hate. page even said himself hes done with mma… this will probably be one of his last fights… and kfc? buddy i love kfc just cause your to broke to buy it, doesnt mean you can throw it in some racist comment. get laid, get paid, and stop being a joke. PLEASE!

    • nick says:

      I agree with your first statement, but your 2nd comment is pretty ridiculous and I’d like to see you say that to rampage’s face so I can watch him completely destroy you

  2. Jeff says:

    Great looking card! Maia will tap out Story.

  3. Me says:

    Great card, Hopefully there will be no injuries, Also Big Nog said in an interview he’ll like to fight in this card!

  4. Lino says:

    I fuvking hate Maia hope story beats him

  5. 808 says:

    Maia’s so legit as a welterweight, he abracadabras a submission from a takedown.

  6. Irie nation says:

    The horror story finna knock Maia out…Maia is a chump

  7. andy says:

    Great. We get to watch Story lay on Maia for 15 minutes.

  8. Nuitari X says:

    Anyone else besides me think that picture is gay as fuck? LOL, hopefully they will be some good fights though.

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