Kelvin Gastelum wants Rick Story at UFC 171 after returning from injury

A knee injury forced Ultimate Fighter 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum

from performing at last weekend’s FOX UFC card from Sacramento, but

now he’s been cleared, he’s healthy and he has a matchup in mind

for his return.

According to report via UFC Tonight on Wednesday, Gastelum has

been given the green light to get back into training and book a

fight and he’s looking at veteran competitor Rick Story for an

opponent.

Gastelum would like to get the fight with Story at UFC 171 in

Dallas, Texas as part of an already star-studded welterweight card

headlined by the title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie

Lawler as well as Carlos Condit taking on Tyron Woodley.

With a perfect 7-0 record thus far in his career, Gastelum

doesn’t appear to want to waste any time jumping right into the

deep end of the division and Story would be a very stiff test for

the former Ultimate Fighter winner.

Story has alternated between wins and losses over his last four

fights, but is recognized as one of the toughest matchups in the

division. He holds one of the only two wins in the UFC over top

rated contender Johny Hendricks after defeating him at The Ultimate

Fighter 12 finale in 2010.

With UFC 171 rapidly filling up a bout between Gastelum and

Story could add even more welterweight dynamite to an already

stacked card.