Papy Abedi replaces Rich Attonito, meets Rick Story at UFC on FX 4

Papy Abedi (8-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has replaced Rich Attonito (10-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and now meets fellow welterweight Rick Story (13-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at next month's UFC on FX 4 event. 

UFC officials today announced the switch while stating Attonito suffered an undisclosed injury. 

UFC on FX 4 takes place June 22 at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. 

The night's main card card airs on FX. The prelims, including Abedi vs. Story, air on FUEL TV. 

Story is still trying to regain momentum and may be close to a pink slip. After a six-fight streak saw him earn key wins over top contender Johny Hendricks and former title challenger Thiago Alves, he's fallen short in his past two outings against Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann, both via decision. 

He fights for the first time since November when he meets Abedi, a Swedish-Congolese fighter who gets a third shot at a first UFC win. After opening his career with an 8-0 mark in England, he signed with the UFC and since has suffered submission losses to Alves and James Head, both in the first round. 

The latest UFC on FX 4 card now includes: 


  • Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard
  • Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout
  • Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger
  • Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson


  • Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Jim Hettes vs. Steven Siler
  • Papy Abedi vs. Rick Story
  • Luis Ramos vs. Matt Riddle
  • Chis Camozzi vs. Nick Catone
  • Ricardo Funch vs. Dan Miller
  • Edwin Figueroa vs. Ken Stone
  • C.J. Keith vs. Ramsey Nijem*

* - Not officially announced

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