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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UFC 167 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Georges St-Pierre def. Johny Hendricks via Split Decision
  • Rashad Evans def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:05
  • Robbie Lawler def. Rory MacDonald via Split Decision
  • Tyron Woodley def. Josh Koscheck via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:38
  • Ali Bagautinov def. Timothy Elliott via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Donald Cerrone def. Evan Dunham via Triangle Choke – Round 2, 3:49
  • Thales Leites def. Ed Herman via Unanimous Decision
  • Rick Story def. Brian Ebersole via Unanimous Decision
  • Erik Perez def. Edwin Figueroa via Unanimous Decision
  • Jason High def. Anthony Lapsley via Unanimous Decision
  • Sergio Pettis def. Will Campuzano via Unanimous Decision
  • Gian Villante def. Cody Donovan via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:22

Brian Ebersole vs Rick Story Booked for UFC 167

Brian Ebersole

 

Brian Ebersole

  • 50-15-1 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • Won 11 of Last 12 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Chris Lytle, Claude Patrick, TJ Waldburger

Rick Story

 

Rick Story

  • 15-7 MMA / 8-5 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves, Quinn Mulhern

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UFC 167

November 16th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Last time out, Brian Ebersole had an impressive eleven-fight win streak end at UFC 149 following a split decision loss to James Head. Ebersole has been out of action for 16-months rehabbing several nagging injuries. His UFC victories include decision wins over Chris Lytle, Claude Patrick, and TJ Waldburger, as well as a TKO win over Dennis Hallman.

Rick Story finds himself in a must-win situation following a 2-4 record in his last six fights. Most recently, he lost a closely-contested split decision to Mike Pyle at UFC 160. Story’s last victory came at UFC 158, a first round TKO win over Quinn Mulhern. 

UFC 160 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:21
  • Junior dos Santos def. Mark Hunt via KO (Wheel Kick, Punch) – Round 3, 4:19
  • Glover Teixeira def. James Te Huna via Guillotine Choke  – Round 1, 2:38
  • T.J. Grant def. Gray Maynard via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 2:07
  • Donald Cerrone def. K.J. Noons via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Mike Pyle def. Rick Story via Split Decision
  • Dennis Bermudez def. Max Holloway via Split Decision
  • Robert Whittaker def. Colton Smith via TKO (Strikes) – Round 3, 0:41
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo via Unanimous Decision
  • Stephen Thompson def. Nah-Shon Burrell via Unanimous Decision
  • George Roop def. Brian Bowles via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:43
  • Jeremy Stephens defeats Estevan Payan via Unanimous Decision

Gunnar Nelson Out; Mike Pyle vs Rick Story Booked for UFC 160

Mike Pyle

Mike Pyle

  • 24-8-1 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Hathaway, Ricardo Almeida, Josh Neer

Rick Story

 

Rick Story

  • 15-6 MMA / 8-4 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves, Quinn Mulhern

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UFC 160

May 25th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Mike Pyle has won six out of his last seven fights in the UFC, which includes a current three-fight win streak. His last three victories have all come by way of knockout, including wins over Ricardo Funch, Josh Neer, and James Head. Pyle’s only defeat since January of 2010, was a first round knockout loss to Rory MacDonald at UFC 133.

Rick Story liked saved his spot on the UFC roster with a first round TKO victory over Quinn Mulhern at UFC 158. He previously lost three out of his last four bouts, including decision losses to Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann and a submission loss to Demian Maia.

UFC 158 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Georges St-Pierre def. Nick Diaz via Unanimous Decision
  • Johny Hendricks def. Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision
  • Jake Ellenberger def. Nate Marquardt via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:00
  • Chris Camozzi def. Nick Ring via Split Decision
  • Mike Ricci def. Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Patrick Cote def. Bobby Voelker via Unanimous Decision
  • Darren Elkins def. Antonio Carvalho via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:06
  • Jordan Mein def. Dan Miller via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 4:42
  • John Makdessi def. Daron Cruickshank via Unanimous Decision
  • Rick Story def. Quinn Mulhern via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:05
  • T.J. Dillashaw def. Issei Tamura via KO (Knee and Punches) – Round 2, 0:26
  • George Roop def. Reuben Duran via Unanimous Decision

Sean Pierson Out; Rick Story vs Quinn Mulhern Set for UFC 158

Rick Story

Rick Story

  • 14-6 MMA / 7-4 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves, Brock Jardine

Quinn Mulhern

  • 18-2 MMA / 3-1 Strikeforce Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ricky Legere, Rich Clementi, Yuri Villefort

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UFC 158

March 16th, 2013

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bell Centre

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Rick Story has seen brighter days in the UFC, starting 6-1, with notable wins over Johny Hendricks and Thiago Alves . Since then, he’s lost three out of his last four fights, including losses to Charlie Brenneman, Martin Kampmann, and Demian Maia.

Former King of the Cage champion, Quinn Mulhern has won three consecutive fights, since dropping his Strikeforce debut to Jason High by unanimous decision. Mulhern has a submission win against Danny Davis Jr., plus decision wins against David Hulett and Yuri Villefort.