Rick Story Gets New UFC on FX 4 Opponent

May 8, 2012
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Rick Story at UFC 139UFC fighters dropped like flies on Tuesday.

Moments after UFC officials announced that Yoshihiro Akiyama had to drop off the UFC 149 fight card in Calgary, they revealed that Rich Attonito is also off the UFC on FX 4 fight card. An undisclosed injury forced Attonito to the sidelines.

Just as quickly, however, Papy Abedi agreed to step in for Attonito to face Rick Story on the June 22 fight card in Atlantic City, N.J.

Story (13-5) enters the fight following back-to-back losses to Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann. He had been rocketing towards a title shot, having won six consecutive bouts in the Octagon prior to those losses.

Abedi (8-2) is also looking to rebound after losing his last two fights. He followed a loss to Thiago Alves at UFC 138 with a loss to James Head at last month’s UFC on Fuel TV 2 on his home turf in Sweden.

Another loss for either fighter could be fatal to his UFC tenure.

A lightweight contender’s battle between Gray Maynard and Clay Guida headlines the UFC on FX 4 fight card at the Revel.


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  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    Good fight.

  • pooby

    Story lands a good punch. Abedi is hurt. Story takes him down and chokes him out. Abedi is out of the UFC.

    • shakejunt

      not sure i can see it going any other way

  • Mario

    That Abedi guy is garbage. I’m surprised he’s even getting another chance in the UFC after two straight losses.

    Put him to bed with a nice bedtime story, Story! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001066818422 juliushodges

    Abedi is only getting another chance because he is stepping in on short notice. He will be cut after this loss. I wish the UFC would get consistant though on how they cut guys. If you look at it from a win and loss stand point why the hell is Dan Hardy still in the UFC he needs to go get some wins….Pat Barry is another one that probably needs to leave for awhile.

  • brianhussey

    Or Abedi could be the next Brenneman … LOL