Bantamweight action is set for the UFC’s June 18, 2022 Fight Night event.
Looking to pull out of a tailspin, 135lb’er Cody Stamann (19-5-1) will face veteran Eddie Wineland (24-15-1) at the event. Iridium Sports Agency, who manage Stamann, announced the news on Friday.
The fight could be key for the continued careers of both fighters, who have been struggling of late.
For Stamann, the fight is an opportunity to snap-fight skid dating back to July 2020. While facing some stiff competition, the NCAA Division II wrestler dropped bouts to Jimmie Rivera, Merab Dvalishvili, and Said Nurmagomedov. The Nurmagomedov loss, his most recent, found Stamann caught in a guillotine choke in less than a minute.
Eddie Wineland has been on a similar rough patch of late, posting a 1-4 record in his last five fights. He’s lost two straight, finished by KO/TKO by both Sean O’Malley and John Castaneda.
The UFC’s June 18, 2022 event does not yet have a venue, location, or broadcast plan officially announced. The following bouts have been reported for the card thus far:
- Julian Marquez vs. Wellington Turman
- Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn
- Roman Dolidze vs. Kyle Daukaus
- Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Natália Silva
- Damir Ismagulov vs. Guram Kutateladze
- JP Buys vs. Cody Durden
- Cody Stamann vs. Eddie Wineland