<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=443605" target="_blank"> Howard vs. Story booked for UFC Fight Night 45 </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=443605" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=6&y=8&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=john-howard.png" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Since announcing it's return to Atlantic City in July, the UFC has started to book matchups, including a main event between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller. </p>
Today the UFC announced another exciting matchup, this time in the welterweight division:
Welterweights Rick Story (16-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and John Howard (22-9 MMA, 6-4 UFC) will meet at the UFC’s summer return to New Jersey.
UFC officials today announced the 170-pounders have verbally agreed to meet at UFC Fight Night 45.
The event takes place July 16 at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The bulk of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
It’s not clear where Story vs. Howard will be placed on the lineup.
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