Bantamweights Bryan Caraway and Cody Stamann will fight at UFC 222 in Las Vegas.
An intriguing bantamweight bout has been added to UFC 222 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the Las Vegas Review-Journal confirmed that prospect Cody Stamann will face veteran contender Bryan Caraway. The night’s main card airs live on pay-per-view, with prelims expected to be split between Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Stamann (16-1) is on an eight-fight winning streak, with two of those victories occurring under the UFC banner. The 28-year-old defeated Terrion Ware by unanimous decision at UFC 213, then took a split decision over highly-touted prospect Tom Duquesnoy at UFC 216. His fight with Ware was on short notice, so they contested at featherweight, whereas the Duquesnoy bout was contested at bantamweight.
Caraway (21-7) has been out of the cage for nearly two years. His bantamweight record is 5-2, and includes wins over Eddie Wineland and Aljamain Sterling in his two most recent bouts. Caraway was supposed to return to action at UFC Fresno in December, but withdrew from his matchup vs. Luke Sanders. Despite the inactivity, Caraway is still #7 in the UFC’s official bantamweight rankings.
UFC 222 takes place on March 3rd at the T-Mobile Arena, with featherweight champion Max Holloway defending his title against Frankie Edgar in the night’s main event.