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Rick Story facing Papy Abedi instead of Rich Attonito at UFC on FX 4

The injury bug continues to play games with UFC officials as Rich Attonito has been forced out of a planned match with Rick Story at UFC on FX 4. Instead of Attonito, Story will now face Papy Abedi on the June 22 card set to emanate from the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Abedi-Story fight will be part of the Fuel TV-televised prelims.

Abedi (8-2) has suffered two consecutive first-round submission losses since joining the UFC with Thiago Alves and James Head both stopping the Swedish-Congolese fighter within the first five minutes of action.

Meanwhile, Story (13-5) has gone from a possible contender at welterweight to potentially fighting for his job against Abedi. At one point he had won six straight inside the Octagon including success against Alves and Johny Hendricks but the 27-year old came up short against Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann in his last two outings.

The UFC on FX 4 card is topped by lightweights Clay Guida and Gray Maynard mixing it up in the main event.


  • Big Stank says:

    Hopefully we see a barn burner! Story by TKO Rd 1

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    If Story is potentially fighting for his job after two loses by decision, then shouldnt Pappy be pretty worried after two first round defeats?

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  • Rece Rock says:

    So long Papy we hardly knew ye….

    Then again he is stepping up to fill in so he may get another shot if he loses against story…?

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Almost 7 weeks isnt to short notice, but you do have a point there Rece, the UFC takes care of guys who fill in.

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  • Maybe, but I hope not….this guy has been destroyed by a permanent contender, and a decent fighter. They must want to fire him, Rick Story is gonna run through him. Literally

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