|Association||Braveheart Fight Club|
|Weight Class||Welterweight (170 lbs.)|
|Height||5′ 10″ (178 cm)|
|Birth Date||August 28, 1984|
|Fighting Out Of||Vancouver, Washington|
|Rick Story Pictures||[http://www.mmaranked.com/prospects_fighters/prospects_rick_story.php Rick Story In Depth Analysis]|
”’Richard Story”’ is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Welterweight. Story is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), where after going 2-1 with his first contract was next signed to a four-fight deal mid-January of 2010.
== Professional Record ==
|Record||15 – 6 – 0 (Win ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚“ Loss ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚“ Draw)|
|Win||Quinn Mulhern||TKO (Punches)||[[UFC 158 St. Pierre vs Diaz]]||3/16/2013||1||3:05|
|Loss||Demian Maia||Submission (Neck Crank)||UFC 153 Silva vs Bonnar||10/13/2012||1||2:30|
|Win||Brock Jardine||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on FX 4 Guida vs Maynard||6/22/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Martin Kampmann||Decision (Split)||UFC 139 Shogun vs Henderson||11/19/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Charlie Brenneman||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on Versus 4 Kongo vs Barry||6/26/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||Thiago Alves||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 130 Rampage vs Hamill||5/28/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||Johny Hendricks||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale||12/4/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Dustin Hazelett||TKO (Punches)||UFC 117 Silva vs Sonnen||8/07/2010||2||1:15|
|Win||Nick Osipczak||Decision (Split)||UFC 112 Invincible||4/10/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Jesse Lennox||Decision (Split)||UFC Fight Night 20 Maynard vs Diaz||1/11/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||[[Brian Foster (Welterweight) | Brian Foster]]||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||UFC 103 Franklin vs Belfort||9/19/2009||2||1:09||Won Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night|
|Loss||John Hathaway||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 99 The Comeback||6/13/2009||3||5:00||UFC debut|
|Win||Brandon Melendez||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||EWC: Elite Warriors Championship||9/06/2008||1||2:17||Defended EWC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Wesley Welch||KO||CATC 3: Carnage at the Creek 3||8/22/2008||1||N/A|
|Win||Jake Ellenberger||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 23: SportFight 23||6/20/2008||3||5:00|
|Win||Ryan Healy||Decision (Unanimous)||EWC: Elite Warriors Championships||5/10/2008||5||5:00||Won EWC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||James Dodge||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||EWC: Elite Warriors Championship||2/23/2008||1||3:37|
|Win||Jake Paul||TKO||EWC: Elite Warriors Championship||1/12/2008||2||1:49|
|Loss||Nathan Coy||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 21: Seasons Beatings||12/22/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Julio Paulino||Decision||AFC 41: Thankful Throwdowns||11/15/2007||3||N/A|
|Loss||Mario Miranda||Decision (Unanimous)||COTC: Conquest of the Cage||11/06/2007||3||5:00|
Rick was born in Tacoma, Washington at Lakewood General Hospital to his mother, Patricia and his father, Edmund. At the age of three, Rick’s parents divorced. Rick grew up in Spanaway, Washington with his mother and his older sister, Elizabeth. Rick would occasionally stay with his grandparents until at the age of seven, when Rick’s grandfather passed away. After the passing, Rick wanted to permanently move in with his grandmother so he could watch over her. Not long after moving in, his grandmother obtained full custody of him. Rick began playing football and baseball in the fifth grade and in junior high Rick was wrestling and playing baseball and football. In his senior year, Rick gave up baseball so he could try pole vault for his track team, and currently holds a school record for longest vault at 14’6. Rick graduated from Bethel High School with a 3.89 overall GPA. After graduating, Rick attended Pacific Lutheran University playing football and wrestling his freshmen year. In his first wrestling season for Pacific Lutheran, he ended up losing every match he had going 0-17. A month before his first year was over, Rick found out his school was cutting the wrestling program. Rick and the rest of the wrestling squad transferred to Southern Oregon University. Rick then enrolled in the National Guard so that he could pay for his college tuition. He went to basic training and advanced individual training in one summer in-between school years, and then continued on with his sophomore year. In his junior year, Rick was one win away from going to nationals for wrestling. In his final year he collected a 32-7 record, taking second in the nation. Rick went through his final year of college while trying to finish Officer Candidate School for the National Guard. Rick finished Candidate School in November 2006 and received his commission as an Officer. Rick graduated from Southern Oregon with a degree in Health Education and got a Minor in Military Science.
Rick has a step-sister, Jennifer, two half brothers and a half sister, Colton, Tyler and Brielle as well as his sister Elizabeth.
== Mixed Martial Arts ==
Rick got his start in mixed martial arts during the summers of college when wrestling was not going on. Rick began taking Dave Hagen’s courses. Dave was impressed so he recommended Rick to Pat White the Braveheart Fight Club head trainer. Pat contacted Rick a week before he graduated from college. To get on the team, Rick had to train with Mike Pierce, and impressed the whole team, so they gave Rick a contract which he signed. Rick had a 5-0 amateur record before going pro.
Story made his professional mixed martial arts debut against Mario Miranda at a Conquest of the Cage event on November 6, 2007. He was defeated by Miranda via unanimous decision after three rounds. Story picked up his first professional victory in his next bout nine days later as he scored a decision win of his own over opponent, Julio Paulino.
Story kicked off 2008 with wins in January and February to push his record to 3-1. In May 2008, Story defeated Strikeforce and WEC veteran, Ryan Healy via unanimous decision to take the Elite Warriors Championship welterweight title. Just over a month later Story scored another impressive victory when he unanimously decisioned Bellator, BodogFight and IFL veteran, Jake Ellenberger at a SportFight event.
=== Ultimate Fighting Championships ===
Rick Story signed a four fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and was set to be a replacement for Karo Parisyan encase Parysian was unable to fight at UFC 94 against Dong Hyun Kim. Instead Story made his debut, losing to John Hathaway on the UFC 99 The Comeback card via unanimous decision.
Story returned to the UFC, in hopes of getting on the winning track, September 19, 2009 at UFC 103 Franklin vs Belfort against Matt Hughes trained Brian Foster. Foster was first expected to fight Paul Daley, but when Mike Swick was injured and couldn’t fight Martin Kampmann, Daley replaced him, making room for Story to replace Daley. The fight was a continuous back and forth battle, that ended with Story submitting Foster with an Arm Triangle Choke, earning himself the Fight of the Night Honors, as well as the Submission of the Night Honors. By winning both Honors, Story walked away with an extra $130,000, a whopping 10 times the balance of his current contract.
Story returned to action on January 11, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 20 in Fairfax, Virginia, where he faced off against Miletich Martial Arts trained fighter, Jesse Lennox. In an action filled fight, the fighters went the distance, with Story earning the Decision (Split).
It was learned in mid-January 2010 that Story had signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC.
: “I’m very happy to be fighting in the UFC,” Story told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Tuesday. “I hope to go through this contract as fast as my last one.”
Story next faced off against England’s Nick Osipczak. The bout took place at UFC 112 Invincible, where Story controlled the action for most of the fight, and the third round saw a Guillotine Choke attempt and a powerful slam. In the end it was Story who walked away the victory by Decision (Split), also ending Osipczak’s undefeated streak.
He returned to action at UFC 117 Silva vs Sonnen, where he faced off against Dustin Hazelett. Story dominated the first round, keeping the fight standing. Story again let his hands fly in the second. The blows forced an already-dazed Hazelett to cover up on the ground, which prompted referee Josh Rosenthal to award a TKO victory at the round’s 1:15 mark. The win improved Story’s UFC win streak to four straight wins since losing his UFC debut.
== Ranks and Titles ==
* Elite Warriors Championship Welterweight Champion
* Runner up in the 2006 NAIA National Wrestling Championships at 184lbs. for Southern Oregon University.