Pague will be looking for his second Octagon win in as many
weeks when he takes on Ken Stone at
UFC on FX 4 next Friday.
The promotion recently announced that “The Ultimate Fighter 14”
cast member will replace the injured Francisco
Rivera in next week’s bantamweight bout, which takes place at
Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Rivera had agreed to
step in for Stone’s original foe, Edwin
Figueroa, who also withdrew from the contest due to injury.
Pague made short work of Jared
Papazian last week, submitting the former King of the Cage
champion with a rear-naked choke at 3:21 of the opening frame in
UFC on FX 3 encounter. It was a welcome turnaround from Pague’s
UFC debut, where he was knocked out by John Albert
in the first round at the
“TUF 14” Finale.
Stone, meanwhile, has split a pair of UFC appearances, suffering a
first-round TKO to Scott
Jorgensen last June before submitting Donny
Walker in September. All 10 of the American Top Team product’s
career victories have come by knockout, technical knockout or
UFC on FX 4 features a five-round lightweight main event scrap
between Clay Guida and
Maynard. The four-bout main card will be broadcast on FX, while
six preliminary contests will be shown on Fuel TV. Stone-Pague and
a welterweight tilt between Dan Miller
Funch are expected to air on Facebook.