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Cody Stamann meets Brazilian prospect Luan Lacerda at UFC 283 in Brazil

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Cody Stamann welcomes Shooto Brazil Bantamweight Champion Luan Lacerda into the Octagon of UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro on January 21, several people familiar with the news told MMA Fighting. Alexey Bekhunin was the first to announce the booking.

Lacerda (12-1) takes his first step towards the octagon cage after winning 6-0 in Shooto Brazil, including a title win; he was also 2-0 under the LFA banner. The 29-year-old Nova União has been undefeated since 2014.

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Stamann (20-5-1) snapped a three-loss streak this past June by knocking out veteran Eddie Wineland in just 59 seconds.

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Stamann holds a UFC record of 6-4-1 with wins over the likes of Brian Caraway and Brian Kelleher. His setbacks have come against top-ranked Merab Dvalishvili and current 135-pound king Aljamain Sterling.

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UFC 283 is being streamed live on pay-per-view and features a title unification bout between undisputed champion Deiveson Figueiredo and interim title holder Brandon Moreno in their fourth fight.

Mike Heck contributed to this report.




Source: www.mmafighting.com

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