Albert Tumenov may have started his career with a lackluster split decision loss to Ildemar Alcantra, but he has since managed to compile a three-fight win streak in the UFC, including two KO wins and a decision victory against Nico Musoke in his most recent octagon outing.
The Kabardino Balkaria native looked great in his most recent fight, as he showed off his technical prowess and fancy footwork to finish off the preliminary portion of the fight card in style.
"Everything is great," said Tumenov (via Sherdog). "I'm feeling so good after the win. The plan was to move around and to jab a lot and to keep control of the cage and we did everything the way we were supposed to, according to the plan."
Now 3-1 in his UFC tenure, Tumenov is keen to work his way up the rankings and fight opponents that are currently in the Top 15 of the welterweight division. When asked who he had in mind, Tumenov immediately offered the name Rick Story.
"I want to fight top fighters; top 15 at least," Tumenov said. "Specifically I would like to fight Rick Story. I have a lot of respect for him. I think he's a good fighter and me and him would make an exciting fight; we'd put on a show."
Prior to his fight last Saturday in Stockholm, Tumenov made it clear when speaking to BloodyElbow.com that his goal is to cement his spot in the division's Top 10 by the end of 2015. A match-up against Story, who holds wins over the likes of former champion Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves and Gunnar Nelson.
"My goal is by the end of this year is to prove that I belong in the top 10, and to continue, prove that I am one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC, and get closer to the title."