Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story finalized for UFC 171

USA TODAY Sports

A previously rumored welterweight fight between Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum is now officially on for UFC 171 in Dallas.

TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum is getting a fairly significant step up in competition in just his 2nd fight at 170 lbs. A previously rumored bout between him and veteran Rick Story has now been made official by the UFC for their March 15th PPV in Dallas, Texas:

Gastelum (7-0) immediately moved to welterweight following his upset win over Uriah Hall in the TUF 17 Finale. He impressively took apart Brian Melancon and choked him out in just under 2 1/2 minutes at UFC Fight Night 28 in Indianapolis.

Story (16-7) was once a contender in the making, but he's just 3-4 in his last 7 fights, all of which began with an upset loss to Charlie Brenneman in June 2011. After dropping a decision to Mike Pyle at UFC 160, Story rebounded with a leg kick-heavy win against Brian Ebersole at UFC 167.

UFC 171 is chock full of welterweight fights, and the most important one will crown a new champion, as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle in the night's main event for the belt that Georges St-Pierre vacated. Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley are your co-main attractions, while Hector Lombard fights Jake Shields.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker