Another UFC card, another main event shuffle. Anthony Johnson was set to give Nate Marquardt a thorough welcoming to the upper end (in more than one sense) of the 170-lb division at UFC Live 4 on June 26th, but Rumble went and blew out his right rotator cuff and is down to 20-30% mobility in that shoulder. So stepping up to face Marquardt on just over 3 weeks notice is Rick “The Horror” Story, fresh off his upset victory over Thiago Alves last Saturday.
Story has now rattled off six straight wins (4 of which were decisions) since dropping his UFC debut to John Hathaway back in 2009. Alves was already considered a pretty big step up in competition for him, and if he beats Marquardt on short notice, I guess we’ve got some fresh blood in the title centender mix.
The complete card for UFC Live 4 on Versus is below. Again, I hope they do the Facebook stream for this one, cause those prelims look fairly stacked.
Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan
Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vasquez
Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton
Matt Brown vs. Rich Attonito
TJ Grant vs. Charlie Brenneman
Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz
Matt Grice vs. Ricardo Lamas
Michael Johnson vs. Edward Faaloloto