Rich Attonito Injured, Out of UFC on FX 4; Rick Story Now Meets Papy Abedi
will step in for an injured Rich
on FX 4
to take on Rick Story
a preliminary welterweight duel, promotion officials recently
UFC on FX 4 takes place June 22 and will be highlighted by a
five-round lightweight main event between Gray
Maynard and Clay Guida.
The event is expected to take place at the Revel Casino in Atlantic
City, N.J., and the evening’s undercard will air on Fuel TV.
Abedi, 33, is still searching for his first Octagon win. The
Congolese-born Swede racked up a perfect 8-0 record as a
middleweight before submitting to former welterweight title
challenger Thiago Alves
at UFC 138 on Nov. 5. Abedi returned to the cage on April 14 and
was again finished in the first round via rear-naked choke, this
time courtesy of James Head.
Prior to joining the UFC, the Superior Challenge veteran posted
finishes in all but one of his eight career outings.
Story appeared primed for a welterweight title run after posting
six consecutive UFC victories from 2009 to 2011, but he followed
that unbeaten stretch by recording back-to-back losses for the
first time in his career. After earning wins over Dustin
Hendricks and Thiago
Alves, “The Horror” was outpointed by Charlie
Brenneman this past June and then Martin
Kampmann in November. Story has never been finished in his pro
career and has stopped six of his 13 career victims by either
knockout or submission.
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