A bantamweight bout is the latest addition to the UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2022.
Said Nurmagomedov and Cody Stamann have been booked to fight each other at UFC 270. Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Friday but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. MMA DNA was first to report the news.
Although UFC 270 has a date of Jan. 22, the event does not yet have an announced venue or location.
Stamann (19-4-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) will enter the fight looking to snap the first losing streak of his career after dropping back-to-back decisions Jimmie Rivera and most recently Merab Dvalishvili this past May. Stamann told MMA Junkie in August that he hoped to fight Sean O’Malley, but O’Malley is booked to meet Raulian Paiva on Dec. 11 at UFC 269.
Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, will try to kickstart another winning streak after he knocked out Mark Striegl in October 2020.
The updated UFC 270 lineup includes:
Champ Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane – to unify heavyweight title
Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier
Greg Hardy vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Wellington Turman vs. Rodolfo Vieira
AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun
Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Cody Stamann