• Francisco Rivera steps in to replace an injured Figueroa against Ken Stone at UFC on FX 4

  • Francisco Rivera 2 Francisco Rivera steps in to replace an injured Figueroa against Ken Stone at UFC on FX 4News has emerged that Francisco Rivera (8-2) has again stepped in on short notice for the UFC and will now face Ken Stone (10-3) in a bantamweight matchup at UFC on FX 4. Rivera replaces an injured Edwin Figueroa who was forced to withdraw.

    News of the new fight was first reported on Sherdog.com who confirmed that Rivera verbally agreed to the bout. The nature of Figueroa’s injury is not known at this present time.

    UFC on FX 4 is set to take place on June 22nd at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The main event on the night will feature Clay Guida and Gray Maynard who will take each other on in a lightweight battle.

    This is Francisco Rivera’s second run in the UFC after his debut in the organisation back in June 2011. The Californian striker took on Reuben Duran at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale and unfortunately lost via submission in the third round. After that defeat Francisco was released by the UFC, he began fighting for the Tachi Palace Fights promotion where he picked up back-to-back victories over Brad McDonald and Antonio Duarte. This hard work outside of the octagon all paid off when he was called in by the UFC to take on Alex Soto at UFC on Fuel TV 3, Rivera won the fight via unanimous decision and will now look to pick up a second UFC victory against Stone.

    Ken Stone will also enter this fight coming off a victory, he was last in action against Donny Walker at UFC Fight Night 25 where he won via submission in the first round. Prior to that win Ken had lost two fights in a row to Eddie Wineland and Scott Jorgensen, both by knockout. Ken was expected to fight Mike Easton earlier this year at UFC on FX 1 but he was forced to withdraw due to an injury. A strong performance against Rivera will take Stone one step higher in the bantamweight division.


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