UFC welterweight Rick Story, still three weeks out from his UFC on FX 4 fight, is now on his third opponent for the event.
UFC officials on Wednesday announced that his most recent opponent, Papy Abedi, has been forced to withdraw due to injury, so Story will now face Octagon newcomer Brock Jardine.
Story (13-5) was originally looking to rectify a two-fight skid against Rich Attonito, who also fell out due to injury.
So he’ll now face Jardine, trying to put losses to Martin Kampmann and Charlie Brenneman behind him, and get back into the contender’s circle.
Jardine (9-1) is on a three-fight winning streak, with his only loss coming to UFC fighter Tony Ferguson a year and a half ago.
A lightweight clash between Gray Maynard and Clay Guida headlines the UFC on FX 4 fight card on June 22 in Atlantic City, N.J.