By the time UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard rolls around, Ken Stone will have prepared for three separate opponents.
Originally slated to face Edwin Figueroa, then Francisco Rivera when Figueroa pulled out with injury, Stone is now slated to face Dustin Pague, who has stepped up not only on two weeks notice, but two weeks after he fought, to fill in for the now injured Rivera.
Pague tapped out Jared Papazian with a first-round rear naked choke earlier this month at UFC on FX 3: Johnson vs. McCall. Eager to make it two in a row in the octagon, the TUF 14 cast member jumped at the chance to get back in the cage so soon. 11-5 overall, the win over Papazian rebounded Pague from the quick knockout loss he suffered to John Albert in his UFC debut.
Stone also rebounded from a knockout loss in his first octagon appearance (courtesy Scott Jorgensen) with his last fight, having submitted Donny Walker last September. Stone was scheduled to fight Mike Easton this past January, but pulled out of the fight due to injury.
UFC on FX 4 is set to take place on June 22 at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.