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UFC 202 fight card: Rick Story vs Donald Cerrone full fight preview

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Rick Story and Donald Cerrone will face off this Saturday (Aug. 20, 2016) at UFC 202 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a considerable clash of styles, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contenders Rick Story and Donald Cerrone will go to war this Saturday (Aug. 20, 2016) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the last three years, Story has only lost two fights, a pair of very debatable split decision losses. While he could easily be on a seven-fight win streak, Story has officially won his last three in strong performances, earning himself a position back inside the Top 10. Meanwhile, Cerrone genuinely looks better than ever since making the jump to 170 pounds. “Cowboy” finished his last two opponents in slick fashion, and he’s looking to make it three straight here.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both athletes:

Rick Story
Record: 19-8
Key Wins: Johny Hendricks (The Ultimate Fighter Finale 12), Tarec Saffiedine (UFC Fight Night 88), Gunnar Nelson (UFC Fight Night 53), Thiago Alves (UFC 130)
Key Losses: Demian Maia (UFC 153), Kelvin Gastelum (UFC 171)
Keys to Victory: Working from the Southpaw stance, Story is an exceptional pressure fighter. Using his wrestling background and swarming punches, Story backs his opponent into the fence and exhausts him, forcing his foes to endure a constant assault of body shots, low kicks, and takedown attempts.

That strategy has worked to great success against quite a few distance kickers in the past, and Story is looking to add Cerrone’s name to that list.

Opposite “Cowboy,” Story needs to be wary of a couple things. Pressuring Cerrone has long been the established path to victory, but the kickboxer has added a couple tools to make that strategy difficult.

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