UFC 283, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 21, 2023, is rounding out as 2022 comes to a close.
MMAmania.com’s Alex Behunin confirmed today (Tues., Dec. 6, 2022) that a Bantamweight clash between Cody Stamann (20-5-1) and Luan Luiz Lacerda (12-1) has been added to the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) card.
This past June 2022, Stamann snapped a three-fight losing streak in emphatic fashion, finishing seasoned veteran, Eddie Wineland, via a 59-second technical knockout (watch highlights). The win earned Stamann his first Performance of the Night bonus in UFC since arriving in July 2017.
Lacerda will enter the Octagon on a solid 10-fight win streak with his last two outings coming in Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) and ending via second round submission. It will be a big home game for Lacerda in his promotional debut, continuing to fight in Brazil after primarily calling Shooto Brazil his fighting home during this run.
UFC 283 will be the first pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year for the promotion and is set to be the first Brazil show since March 2020. With 13 fights in total, expect one or two more additions at most before 2022 officially ends.
Check out the full UFC 283 line up below:
- 125 lbs.: (C)Deiveson Figueiredo vs. (IC)Brandon Moreno
- 205 lbs.: Maurício Rua vs. Ihor Potieria
- 205 lbs.: Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker
- 170 lbs.: Warlley Alves vs. Nicolas Dalby
- 265 lbs.: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida
- 155 lbs.: Thiago Moisés vs. Guram Kutateladze
- 155 lbs.: Terrance McKinney vs. Ismael Bonfim
- 185 lbs.: Brad Tavares vs. Gregory Rodrigues
- 125 lbs.: Jéssica Andrade vs. Lauren Murphy
- 170 lbs.: Mounir Lazzez vs. Gabriel Bonfim
- 145 lbs.: Josiane Nunes vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos
- 170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny
- 135 lbs.: Cody Stamann vs. Luan Luiz Lacerda