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Shortly after it was announced that Yoshihiro Akiyama was out of his bout at UFC 148, another card took a hit today. UFC on FX 4 will lose Rich Attonito, who was set to take on Rick Story.
UFC officials announced today that Attonito would have to withdraw from the bout due to an undisclosed injury.
Papy Abedi (8-2) will step in to take on Story on the FUEL TV prelim portion of the card. Abedi was undefeated coming into the UFC, however lost his first two showings to Thiago Alves and James Head.
Story (13-5) was on the cusp of contender status when he lost to Charlie Brennaman at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry back in June of 2011. He then went on to lose a unanimous decision to Martin Kampmann at UFC 139. Story will look to get back to his winning ways in his first fight of 2012.
Both men are on two fight losing streaks, so another one could lead to that dreaded three in a row in the UFC.
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In more injury news, Rich Attonito has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming welterweight scrap against Rick Story at UFC on FX 4 on June 22nd. Papy Abedi has agreed to replace Attonito to take on Story.
Will the third time be the charm for Abedi (8-2)? He entered the UFC riding an eight bout winning streak but has since suffered consecutive rear-naked choke submission losses...
UFC officials have announced that Papy Abedi will replace the injured Rich Attonito in a bout against Rick Story at UFC on FX 4. The severity of Attonito’s injury has not been disclosed.
UFC on FX 4 takes place June 22 at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event will be headlined by a lightweight bout between top contenders Clay Guida and Gray Maynard.
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Here we go again.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has yet another injured fighter and yet another fight card shake up, this time it impacts UFC on FX 4, which will take place at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on June 22, 2012.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion recently revealed that Rich Attonito sustained an undisclosed injury in training that will...
Bad news for fans of “Sexyama” as the UFC confirmed today that Yoshihiro Akiyama had to pull out of the upcoming UFC 149 in Calgary with an injury. Siyar Bahadurzad will step in for Akiyama against Thiago “Pitbull” Alves.
The former welterweight title challenger Alves is coming off a dramatic submission loss to Martin Kampmann at UFC on FX 2. Bahadurzad made waves in his...
On Tuesday afternoon, the UFC’s Brazilian Twitter account announced an undisclosed injury has forced Yoshihiro Akiyama out of his UFC 149 shootout against Thiago Alves (Pictured). Now worries, because slugger Siyar Bahadurzada has agreed to serve as substitute on July 21st.
Bahadurzada made quite the splash in his big league debut at “UFC on FUEL TV 2″ by putting Paulo Thiago...
An injured has forced Yoshihiro Akiyama out of his scheduled welterweight clash with Thiago Alves at UFC 149. UFC officials announced that Siyar Bahadurzada will step in to replace Akiyama on the July 21st card.
Bahadurzada (21-4-1) is coming off an impressive promotional debut in which he needed just 42 seconds to knockout Paulo Thiago at UFC on FUEL TV 2. With the win Bahadurzada...
The injury bug has bitten once again.
This time, it’s UFC 149 that was delivered a blow as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials reported today (May, 8, 2012) that Yoshihiro Akiyama has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be forced to bow out of his Welterweight fight against the hard-hitting Thiago Alves, which was set to go down on July 21, 2012, at the Scotibank...
UFC officials have announced that Siyar Bahadurzada will replace the injured Yoshihiro Akiyama in a bout against Thiago Alves at UFC 149. The severity of Akiyama’s injury has not been revealed.
UFC 149 takes place July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The event will be headlined by a featherweight title bout between current UFC featherweight champion...