A welterweight bout between Tarec Saffiedine and Rick Story is expected to take place on May 29 at UFC Fight Night 88, as per MMAJunkie.com.
Former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine (16-4) has gone 2-1 since entering the UFC in 2014. Following his unanimous decision win over Nate Marquardt to win the Strikeforce welterweight title, Saffiedine made his UFC debut in the headliner of the UFC’s first event in Singapore, beating Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision. He faced a sharp step-up in competition, facing Rory MacDonald in his next bout and losing via third-round TKO. Most recently, he beat Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision.
Rick Story (18-8) has not fought since October of 2014 when he became the first man to defeat Gunnar Nelson. The 31-year old has not had a consistent run in the UFC since 2009 when he put together a six-fight win streak, including a win over former UFC welterweight champion Johnny Hendricks. Story is 3-1 in his last four bouts.
UFC Fight Night 88 takes place on May 29 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The card is headlined by a bantamweight bout between Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt.