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The complete UFC Fight Night 53 fight card will kick off the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) doubleheader on Saturday (Oct. 4, 2014) airing entirely on UFC Fight Pass, featuring a five-round welterweight main event that pits former Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) wizard Gunnar Nelson against longtime 170-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Rick Story. Those folks living outside the digital network's reach can watch the action unfold via UFC Network, as well as other select broadcast channels.

UFC Fight Night 53: "Nelson vs. Story," which emanates from inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, will also showcase The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 standout Akira Corassani, as he locks horns with "Blessed" featherweight up-and-comer Max Holloway. In addition, local "Sledgehammer" Ilir Latifi returns to middleweight action against KSW import Jan Blachowicz, who makes his Octagon debut on UFC Fight Pass after a lengthy run on the international combat sports circuit.

Rounding out the UFC Fight Night 53 main card, which gets underway at 3 p.m. ET by way of the promotion's new digital streaming service, is hometown product Niklas Backstrom in a featherweight tussle opposite English "Warrior" Mike Wilkinson. But before we can get to the four featured fights, the promotion will unload a stacked seven-fight preliminary card starting at noon ET on UFC Fight Pass, which kicks off with the welterweight showdown between Ernest Chavez and Zubaira Tukhugov.

Here are the UFC Fight Night 53 preliminary card (inter)national programming options:


Brazil and Latin America -- Blocked
All other countries -- Fight Pass on UFC.TV


Brazil -- Combate
Mexico -- UFC Network
Bolivia -- UFC Network
Chile -- UFC Network
Ecuador -- UFC Network
Paraguay -- UFC Network
Peru -- UFC Network
Dominican Republic - UFC Network
Venezuela -- UFC Network

The "Nelson vs. Story" four-fight main card on UFC Fight Pass then gets underway at 3 p.m. ET with the 145-pound scrap featuring Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson.

Here is a complete (inter)national list of UFC Fight Night 53 main card UFC Fight Pass viewing options:


Brazil, Australia, India, Croatia, UAE, Yemen, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Palestine, Pakistan, Oman, Morocco, Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh -- Blocked
Latin America -- pay-per-view (PPV) on UFC.TV
All other countries -- Fight Pass on UFC.TV


Central/South America:

Brazil -- Combate
Mexico -- UFC Network
Argentina -- UFC Network
Bolivia -- UFC Network
Chile -- UFC Network
Ecuador -- UFC Network
Panama -- UFC Network
Paraguay -- UFC Network
Peru -- UFC Network
Rep. Dominicana -- UFC Network
Venezuela -- UFC Network

Pacific Rim:

Australia -- FUEL TV
Philippines -- Balls and Studio 23
Cambodia -- Hang Meas
India -- SONY Six
New Zealand -- SKY Sport 1

Europe/Middle East:

UK -- BT Sport
Ireland -- TV 3 and Setanta Sports
Iceland -- 365 Media
Denmark -- Canal 8 Sport (CMore)
Norway -- CMore
Sweden -- TV4 (CMore)
Israel -- Sport 5
Portugal -- Benefica TV
Algeria -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Bahrain -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Chad -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Comoros Islands -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Djibouti -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Egypt -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Iraq -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Jordan -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Kuwait -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Lebanon -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Mauritania - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Morocco -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Oman -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Palestine -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Qatar -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Saudi Arabia - Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Tunisia -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
U.A.E. -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6
Yemen -- Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Handheld Devices:

iPhone: App Store
Android: Google Play
Blackberry: App World

More details on the UFC Fight Night 53 fight card, who is fighting who, as well as how to keep yourself updated all night long, below:

Fight Pass Main Event:

170 lbs.: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story

Fight Pass Main Card (3 p.m. ET):

145 lbs.: Akira Corassani vs. Max Holloway
205 lbs.: Jan Blachowicz vs. Ilir Latifi
145 lbs.: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

Fight Pass "Prelims" (12:00 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Scott Askham vs. Magnus Cedenblad
170 lbs.: Nicholas Musoke vs. Alexander Yakovlev
145 lbs.: Dennis Siver vs. Charles Rosa
185 lbs.: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov
185 lbs.: Krzysztof Jotko vs. Tor Troeng
170 lbs.: Marcin Bandel vs. Mairbek Taisumov
170 lbs.: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Remember, too, that our UFC Fight Night 53 results and live UFC Fight Pass discussion will begin to flow around noon ET and run right on through Saturday afternoon with our main card coverage, which is set to start at 3 p.m. ET also on UFC Fight Pass -- CLICK HERE.

To get up to speed on all the news and notes for UFC Fight Night 53: "Nelson vs. Story" be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here. For more "How to Watch" details from click here.

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