Cody Stamann


Drops decision to Jimmie Rivera
July 15, 2020
Stamann lost to Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
Stamann wasn't anywhere near as sharp as he appeared to be in his unanimous decision victory over Brian Kelleher a little over a month. Best known for his wrestling, Stamann had all sorts of issues with the hand speed of Rivera. In the one instance in which he was able to get Rivera to the mat, Stamann accomplished nothing with his positional advantage. Stamann has looked strong for the vast majority of his UFC run but the two best opponents he has faced to date -- Rivera and top 135-pound contender Aljamain Sterling -- have handed him his only two losses with the company. The 30-year-old Michigan native is still searching for a signature victory.
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Books July 15 fight with Rivera
July 7, 2020
Stamann (19-2-1) is slated to face Jimmie Rivera (22-4-0) on July 15 as part of the UFC's event at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, Mike Heck of reports.
Stamann will be back in the Octagon for the second time in just over a month after scoring a unanimous-decision victory win over Brian Kelleher at UFC 250 on June 6. Though Stamann fought Kelleher at 145 pounds, he'll presumably move down to the bantamweight class to take on Rivera.
Epic effort in tough situation
June 6, 2020
Stamann defeated Brian Kelleher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 250 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
This was one of the more awe-inspiring performances you will see in this sport. Stamman managed to put forth a heck of an effort despite the sudden death of his 18-year-old brother last week. He did an excellent job of focusing on the task at hand for the 15-minute duration of the bout. Stamann used his power and speed advantage to pick Kelleher apart on the feet and cruise to the unanimous decision win. A natural bantamweight, Stamann looked very comfortable at 145 pounds. He's a big, muscular guy and not having to cut the additional weight is certainly an added benefit for the 30-year-old. Full credit to Stamann for his effort under the most difficult set of circumstances. The Michigan native is 5-1-1 in his first seven UFC bouts and the only setback during that span came against top 135-pound contender Aljamain Sterling.
Fight with Kelleher on tap
May 26, 2020
Stamann (18-2-1) is scheduled to face Brian Kelleher (21-10-0) in a featherweight fight June 6 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Farah Hannoun of USA Today reports.
A top-15 ranked bantamweight fighter, Stamann will move up a weight class as he returns to the Octagon for the first time since Dec. 7, when he fought Yadong Song to a majority draw in Washington, D.C. Stamann will at least have the advantage over Kelleher in rest, as the latter has fought twice since January and will be less than a month removed from a knockout win over Hunter Azure in Jacksonville.
Added to Columbus card
January 29, 2020
Stamman will take on Raoni Barcelos at UFC Columbus on March 28, reports.
Stamann has won just one of his last three matches, most recently fighting Yadong Song to a majority draw in December. Barcelos has lost just once in his career and has won eight straight fights.
Fights to draw in DC
December 7, 2019
Stamann and Song Yadong fought to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Washington D.C.
It was the correct decision despite the fact the numbers were heavily slanted in Stamann's favor. Not only did Cody land 5-of-12 takedown attempts, but he also finished with a 117-49 edge in total strikes landed. Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, Song was the more effective fighter over the course of the first two rounds. Five fights into his UFC career, Stamann has proven to be an excellent wrestler who continues to work on the other areas of his game. His record (4-1) with the company is excellent and his only setback came against top contender Aljamain Sterling.