UFC Charlotte: Douglas Silva de Andrade Edges Cody Stamann In Three-Round War

Cody Stamann and Douglas Silva de Andrade, UFC Charlotte
Cody Stamann and Douglas Silva de Andrade, UFC Charlotte ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Bryson Hester/Cageside Press

A catchweight bout saw the action continue on the UFC Charlotte preliminary card as Cody Stamann was paired up with Brazil’s Douglas Silva de Andrade.

Stamann was looking for his third straight win, after notching back-to-back victories over Eddie Wineland and Luan Lacerda. Silva de Andrade had won two himself, before running into Said Nurmagomedov last time out.

Silva de Andrade began the fight showing Stamann his kicking threat with a few leg kicks and switch kicks to the body. That didn’t prevent Stamann from putting on the forward pressure though. The Brazilian was the one who was having the striking success early on, connecting with a few heavy calf kicks and body shots. The American tried to get his striking going with boxing combo’s from head to body, but was struggling to land anything of note.

Douglas Silva de Andrade despite fighting on the back-foot was having a lot of success with his calf kicks and it resulted in Stamann deciding to try and get the fight to the ground. An illegal up-kick by the Brazilian saw the ref stop the action after Stamann gained top control, but the ref didn’t take a point, and didn’t give Stamann his position back. To close out the round, Silva de Andrade landed a spinning back-fist, finishing the round on top.

Round two again began with Silva de Andrade once again firing out heavy calf kicks, but the threat of Cody Stamann’s wrestling had now been put out there from round one. Just after a minute and a half of round one had gone by when Stamann attempted a takedown, but Silva de Andrade stuffed it well. After connecting with the calf kick throughout, Silva de Andrade went up top and almost connected with a big head-kick at the halfway mark of round two. Forward pressure continued from Stamann with the Brazilian visibly starting to slow down. Despite that, a second wind was gained and some more kicking success saw Silva de Andrade land a few more heavy kicks. With just 20 seconds left of round two, Stamann attempted another takedown, but to no avail.

Round three began with more feints and kicks from the 37-year-old, but Stamann began working his way into range with combo’s instead of looking for one big shot. A minute and a half into the final round and Stamann threw out another crisp fast combo, backing up Silva de Andrade further. Shortly after, Stamann landed back-to-back huge left hooks, dropping Silva de Andrade twice. Somehow the veteran survived but found himself on the ground with Stamann gaining top control. Silva de Andrade managed to get back to his feet but looked extremely fatigued and vulnerable, as Stamann continued landing boxing combinations. Somehow, the fight made it to the scorecards, with the Brazilian getting the nod.

Official Result: Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Cody Stamann via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)