UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story

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UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story
UFC 53 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 4, 2014 (2014-10-04)
VenueEricsson Globe Arena
CityStockholm, Sweden
Total gate$1.1 million[1]
Event chronology
UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine

UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story (also known as UFC Fight Night 53) was a mixed martial arts event held on October 4, 2014, at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.[2]


This event was the third event that the UFC hosted in Stockholm, Sweden, following UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva which took place in 2012 and UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi in 2013.

The event was headlined by a welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story.[3]

Amir Sadollah was briefly scheduled to face Nico Musoke at the event.[4] However, Sadollah was pulled from the pairing with Musoke in favor of a bout with Yoshihiro Akiyama on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. Musoke faced Alexander Yakovlev[5]

Chan Sung Jung was expected to face Akira Corassani at the event. However, Jung pulled out of the bout citing a strained shoulder and was replaced by Max Holloway.[6][7]

Robert Whiteford was expected to face Dennis Siver at the event. However, Whiteford pulled out of the bout and was replaced by promotional newcomer Taylor Lapilus.[8][9] In turn, the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation deemed Lapilus an unsuitable opponent and Charles Rosa was chosen to face Siver.[10]


Fight card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Rick Story def. Gunnar Nelson Decision (split) (47–48, 49–46, 50–44) 5 5:00
Featherweight Max Holloway def. Akira Corassani TKO (punches) 1 3:11
Light Heavyweight Jan Błachowicz def. Ilir Latifi TKO (body kick and punches) 1 1:58
Featherweight Mike Wilkinson def. Niklas Bäckström KO (punches) 1 1:19
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Magnus Cedenblad def. Scott Askham Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Nico Musoke def. Alexander Yakovlev Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Dennis Siver def. Charles Rosa Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Cathal Pendred def. Gasan Umalatov Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Krzysztof Jotko def. Tor Troéng Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Mairbek Taisumov def. Marcin Bandel TKO (punches) 1 1:01
Featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov def. Ernest Chavez TKO (punches) 1 4:21


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Dennis Siver vs. Charles Rosa
  • Performance of the Night: Mike Wilkinson and Max Holloway

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 53 draws reported 10,026 attendance for $1.1 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. October 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Staff (2014-07-24). "Musoke vs. Sadollah at UFC Stockholm". UFC.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-08-07). "Nelson meets Story in Stockholm main event". UFC.com. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  4. ^ Jesse Holland (2014-07-24). "Amir Sadollah returns, fights Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm, Sweden". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-08-08). "Alexander Yakovlev replaces Amir Sadollah at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  6. ^ LeeLi (2014-08-26). "Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung out of Oct. 4th match with Akira Corassani due to injury". mma-in-asia.com. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  7. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-08-28). "Max Holloway replaces Chan Sung Jung, meets Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night 53". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  8. ^ Staff (2014-09-17). "UFC seeks replacement for Robert Whiteford at UFC Fight Night 53". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  9. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-09-24). "France's Lapilus to debut against Siver on Oct. 4". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  10. ^ Staff (2014-09-29). "As SMMAF rules out Taylor Lapilus, Charles Rosa joins Saturday's UFC Fight Night 53 card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  11. ^ Staff (2014-07-25). "UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  12. ^ Geno Mrosko (2014-10-04). "UFC Fight Night 53 bonuses: Max Holloway knockout earns $50K". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2014-10-04.