in ,

Jimmie Rivera vs. Cody Stamann Added to UFC Fight Island Event on July 15th.

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports & Jeff Bottari - Zuffa LLC

A bantamweight bout between top-ten contenders, Jimmie ‘El Terror’ Rivera, and Cody ‘The Spartan’ Stamann has been added to a UFC Fight Night event on July 15th. – from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Tiger Schulmann trainee, Rivera last competed at UFC 238 in June of last year, dropping his second consecutive defeat, in a unanimous decision loss to vacant division title challenger, Petr Yan. Grand Rapids native, Stamann featured at UFC 250 last month, taking a victory over Brian Kelleher in an emotional bout, following the passing of his younger brother. News of the matchup was initially reported by MMA Fighting reporter, Mike Heck.

SPONSOR / PARTNER / AFFILIATE

New Jersey-born all-rounder, Rivera has dropped three defeats in his last four outings, including prior losses to one-time title challenger, Marlon Moraes, and number-one contender, Aljamain ‘Funk Master’ Sterling. Before his stunning head-kick knockout loss to Moraes, Rivera had managed five consecutive Octagon wins – taking triumphs over, Pedro Munhoz, Iuri Alcântara, Urijah Faber, and kickboxing ace, Thomas Almeida. 

Xtreme Couture mover, Stamann has scored a three-fight undefeated run in as many outings. Before his judging win over the aforementioned, Kelleher, Stamann had managed to take a unanimous decision win over Alejandro Perez, in between a contentious majority draw opposite fellow division prospect, Song Yadong. Since his promotional bow back in July of 2017 – the wrestling based contender has scored other wins over Terrion Ware, Tom Duquesnoy, and Bryan Caraway. 

SPONSOR / PARTNER / AFFILIATE
Sign up for ESPN+ and Stream Live Sports and Exclusive Originals! Advertisement Advertisement

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Loading…

0

What do you think?

326 points
Upvote Downvote
SPONSOR / PARTNER / AFFILIATE

Pedro Munhoz Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out of UFC Fight Island Match With Frankie Edgar

Report: Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira Targeted to Headline UFC Event on September 12th.