Kelvin Gastelum vs Rick Story Slated for UFC 171

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum

  • 7-0 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Uriah Hall. Brian Melancon

Rick Story

Rick Story

  • 16-7 MMA / 9-5 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves, Brian Ebersole

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UFC 171

March 15th, 2014

Dallas, Texas

American Airlines Center

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Several months ago, Kelvin Gastelum was a virtual unknown, but after an appearance on the Ultimate Fighter and two fights in the UFC cage, he looks like one of the top prospects in the welterweight division. In April, Gastelum became the winner of the 17th season of TUF with an upset split decision victory over Uriah Hall in the show’s finale. He then followed that performance with an even better one at UFC Fight Night 27, stunning Brian Melancon on the feet, then getting the submission victory shortly after in the opening round.

Rick Story continues to trade wins and losses over the last year and half, most recently earning a dominant unanimous decision victory over Brian Ebersole at UFC 167. Other wins since June of 2012, include a decision win over Brock Jardine and a first round TKO victory over Quinn Mulhern. Losses include a submission defeat to Demian Maia and a controversial split decision loss to Mike Pyle at UFC 160.

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