UFC Live | Nate Marquardt vs Rick StoryCategory: MMA
MATCHUP: Nate “The Great” Marquardt vs Rick “The Horror” Story
EVENT: UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Story
DATE: June 26, 2011
VENUE: Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
FIGHT DETAILS: Nate Marquardt faces Rick Story in a non-title welterweight bout.
American Marquardt (31 wins – 10 losses, 8 KOs / 15 submissions) is a three-time Middleweight King of Pancrase Champion. He is currently ranked the #4 best middleweight in the world by Sherdog and the #3 best middleweight by Yahoo! Sports.
In his last fight at UFC 128, he defeated Dan Miller via Unanimous Decision.
American Story (13 wins – 3 losses, 3 KOs / 3 submissions) is is currently ranked as one of the top 10 welterweights in the world. He is currently enjoying a six-fight UFC win streak.
FIGHT RESULT: Nate Marquardt did not receive medical clearance the day of the weigh-ins and therefore pulled out of the main event. Charlie Brenneman, whose earlier bout with TJ Grant was removed from the card, stepped in to face Rick Story, while the Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo fight became the main event. Dana White subsequently announced that Marquardt would be cut from the UFC.