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With Rich Attonito Injured, Papy Abedi Meets Rick Story at UFC on FX 4

Rick StoryRick Story has stepped up to take on Papy Abedi in a welterweight match at UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida, filling in for an injured Rich Attonito.

UFC on FX 4 is slated to take place on June 22 at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Rick Story (13-5) stumbled in his UFC debut, losing to English 170-pounder John Hathaway by unanimous decision. The 27-year-old Washington native would turn things around in his next outing though, submitting Brian Foster in a bout that kicked off a six-fight winning streak. Wins over Thiago Alves and Johny Hendricks had Story labeled as a frontrunner to challenge for the welterweight title, but consecutive unanimous decision defeats against Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann have cooled those talks.

33-year-old Zaire-born fighter Papy Abedi (8-2) entered the UFC with an undefeated record built entirely in the European MMA scene. The zero in his record didn’t last long for Abedi though, as he lost to Thiago Alves by first-round submission in his UFC debut. Abedi’s next and most recent fight saw him fare no better, as James Head tapped him out in the first round of their UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva bout last month.

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