Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann Re-Booked for May 1 UFC Event

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Merab Dvalishivili, UFC on ESPN 10 Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

The bantamweight bout between Merab Dvalishvili (12-4) and Cody Stamann (19-3-1), first booked for last year, is back on.

MMA Junkie was first to report on Wednesday that the UFC had re-booked the fight, which fell through on two previous occasions.

The duo were first linked to a fight in December, only for Stamann to pull out due to undisclosed reasons. The fight was then moved to February 6, only for Dvalishvili to pull out while suffering the aftereffects of COVID-19.

Hopefully, the May 1 date will remain locked in.

Dvalishvili, 30-years old, in on a tear at 135lbs, with five straight victories over increasingly difficult competition. Most recently, he defeated John Dodson via unanimous decision last August.

31-year old Stamann, meanwhile, has not competed since last July, when he lost a unanimous decision to Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Island 1.

The UFC’s May 1 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast details announced. The card currently consists of the following bouts:

Jiri Prochazka vs. Dominick Reyes
Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze
TJ Brown vs. Kai Kamaka III
Dean Barry vs. Mike Jackson
Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim
K.B. Bhullar vs. Andreas Michailidis
Sam Hughes vs. Loma Lookboonmee
Damon Jackson vs. TJ Laramie
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Augusto Sakai
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Sean Strickland
Gabriel Benitez vs. Jonathan Pearce
Felipe Colares vs. Journey Newson
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann