Cody Stamann
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Epic effort in tough situation
FeatherweightUFC
June 6, 2020
Stamann defeated Brian Kelleher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 250 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Fight with Kelleher on tap
FeatherweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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
FeatherweightUFC
January 29, 2020
Stamman will take on Raoni Barcelos at UFC Columbus on March 28, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
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
FeatherweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
Ready to fight in D.C.
FeatherweightUFC
September 4, 2019
Stamann (shoulder) will return to the Octagon on Dec. 7 at UFC Washington D.C., taking on Song Yadong (15-4-0, 1 NC) in a bantamweight fight, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Stamann hasn't fought since March after he was forced to bow out of a scheduled match with Rob Font at UFC Greenville in June due to an injury that was later revealed to be a sprained shoulder, according to Farah Hannoun of USA Today. Stamann (18-2-0) declared himself 100 percent healthy in early July, so he shouldn't have trouble getting his fitness in order before making his sixth UFC appearance. Stamann has gone 4-1 since signing with the promotion in 2017.
Withdraws from Greenville
FeatherweightUFC
June 5, 2019
Stamann withdrew from his bantamweight fight against Rob Font at UFC Greenville due to an undisclosed injury.
ANALYSIS
Stamann did not disclose what injury he is battling, but he did say it was the decision of UFC doctors and his manager that prevented him from taking part in the vent. John Lineker was announced as the replacement fighter to take on Font.