UFC will attempt a fight between Cody Stamann and Merab Dvalishvili for the second time, placing the bantamweights on a May 1st card. The matchup was first reported by Mike Bohn and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
The fight joins a “Fight Night” card that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
The matchup between Stamann and Dvalishvili was first attempted for a card in late 2020, although it was later cancelled after Stamann withdrew.
Both fighters have struggled to find fights as of late, as numerous bookings have fallen out for various reasons.
Stamann took a loss in his last bout, losing a unanimous decision to Jimmie Rivera in July.
Dvalishvili has seen success as of late, currently on a five-fight win streak in the UFC. He earned his last win in August, defeating UFC veteran John Dodson on scorecards.
UFC’s May 1st card currently has light heavyweights Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka booked for the main event. Here are all of the fights which have been reported for the card thus far.
Bout 13: Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1) vs. Dominick Reyes (12-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 12: TJ Laramie (12-4) vs. Damon Jackson (18-4-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 11: Kai Kamaka III (8-3) vs. TJ Brown (14-8) (Featherweight)
Bout 10: Mike Jackson (1-1) vs. Dean Barry (3-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 9: Ji Yeon Kim (9-3-2) vs. Poliana Botelho (8-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Ion Cutelaba (15-6) vs. Devin Clark (12-5) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Sam Hughes (5-2) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (5-2) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: KB Bhullar (8-1) vs. Andreas Michailidis (12-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Krzysztof Jotko (22-4) vs. Sean Strickland (22-3) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Felipe Colares (9-2) vs. Journey Newson (9-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Gabriel Benitez (22-8) vs. Jonathan Pearce (10-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 2: Cub Swanson (27-11) vs. Giga Chikadze (12-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Cody Stamann (19-3-1) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (12-4) (Bantamweight)