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Rick Story to fight Nate Marquardt

Updated: June 2, 2011, 9:34 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Rick Story's next opponent won't be Jon Fitch like the welterweight asked for, but Nate Marquardt isn't a bad second option.

Just five days after defeating Thiago Alves via unanimous decision at UFC 130 in Las Vegas, Story has agreed to replace the injured Anthony Johnson against Marquardt at UFC on Versus 4 on June 26.

UFC officials announced the change Thursday. The 170-pound fight will still headline the event, which takes place at Consol Energy Arena in Pittsburgh.

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