The UFC has officially announced that Rick “The Horror” Story and John “Doomsday” Howard have verbally agreed to meet on the UFC Fight Night card.

Rick Story (16-8) was once an up and coming fighter, but has an up and down career. He has 4 knockouts, 3 submissions and 9 decision victories in his career. He has only been finished once in his career and that came by submission. He is 2-2 in his last four fights and looking to get another win. He beat Quinn Mulhern via 1st round TKO back in March of 2013. He then lost to Mike Pyle via split decision in May, then got another win over Brian Ebersole via Unanimous decision in November. However, his last fight did not go to plan as he lost to Kelvin Gastelum via split decision

John Howard (22-9) has 9 knockouts, 6 submissions and 7 decision victories in his career. He made his UFC debut back in August of 2013 against Uriah Hall, where he beat him via split decision. He then beat Siyar Bahadurzada via Unanimous decision at UFC 168. Prior to his fight with Ryan LaFlare in April of this year, he was on a four fight winning streak. He lost to Ryan via Unanimous decision.

UFC Fight Night 45 takes place July 16 at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The Show will have the prelims side of the card on Fight Pass and the main card take place on Fox Sports 1. Keep it locked here on MMA as new fights will be added to this card.

This is how the rest of the card looks:

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller
  • John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic
  • Aljamain Sterling vs. Hugo Viana