UFC Fight Night Nelson vs Story Predictions

Tonight sees UFC Fight Night 53 taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. This is good news for all the European fans as we get to watch an event live on TV in a reasonable time zone.

There have been a few switch ups in the matches, and a few lesser known local guys are in for the home audience, but overall UFN 53 is a decent card. I do my usual round-up of the UFC Fight Night Nelson vs Story Predictions to help give a little insight into the fighters.

My UFC Fight Night Nelson vs Story Predictions are as follows:

Gunnar Nelson vs Rick Story

Nelson gets the headline slot due to being from Iceland and having a large European following. This type of match is a big ask this early into his career, but with the lift from the home fans, and Story having travelled so far there is a good chance of victory.

Pick: Nelson

Akira Corassani vs Max Holloway

These two fighters are someone in the middle of the pack, it is more of a fight for the fans. There is a lot of expectation on Corassani to bring a win for the home fans, expect a 3 round war as Holloway is very durable.

Pick: Corassani

Ilir Latifi vs Jan Blachowicz

Another home country fighter Latifi has a big task on his shoulders, coming off two first round wins he does have momentum on his side. Blachowicz however is coming off 5 wins and a champion in another organisation. I am sure he will have a promising career in the UFC, however Latifi may be able to give him a rough welcome.

Pick: Latifi

Niklas Backstrom vs Mike Wilkinson

Backstrom looks to open the main card on a positive note for the Swede’s. Not a lot is known about Wilkinson, so expect this to be a set-up for Backstrom to look the part.

Pick: Wilkinson


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