Cody Stamann

Cody James Stamann[1] (born November 9, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist and currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Cody Stamann
BornCody James Stamann[1]
(1989-11-09) November 9, 1989 (age 32)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States[2]
Other namesMr. Wonderful[3]
Spartan[4]
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Bantamweight
Reach64 in (163 cm)
Fighting out ofSparta, Michigan, United States (formerly)[2]
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (2019–present)[5]
TeamMichigan Top Team (2010–2019)
Xtreme Couture (2019–present)[6]
TrainerDaron Cruickshank (formerly)[7]
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
WrestlingNCAA Division II Wrestling[8]
Years active2010–present
Professional boxing record
Total1
Losses1
Mixed martial arts record
Total26
Wins20
By knockout7
By submission2
By decision11
Losses5
By submission2
By decision3
Draws1
Other information
UniversityGrand Valley State University
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Stamann was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University, where he competed in wrestling. Stamann also began boxing in high school at the age of 16. When MMA was introduced to Michigan, he was encouraged by his mother to transition to train MMA as a way to keep him out of trouble in life.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Stamann amassed an amateur record of 19–1 with seven titles before turning professional in 2010. After compiling a professional record of 14–1, fighting mostly in the Midwest region of United States for Knockout Promotions, Michiana Fight League, Triple X Cagefighting and Hoosier Fight Club, prior joining the UFC. As well as WXC, Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting. Michigans oldest and largest MMA league.[9][10][2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In his UFC debut, Stamann faced Terrion Ware on July 8, 2017, at UFC 213 in Las Vegas.[11] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[12]

Stamann faced Tom Duquesnoy at UFC 216 on October 7, 2017.[13] He won the fight by split decision.[14] After watching the fight, Stamann commented Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan were biased on his fight commentary where the commentators mentioned Duquesnoy more in the first two rounds even Stamann felt he was beating Duquesnoy.[15]

Stamann faced Bryan Caraway on March 4, 2018, at UFC 222.[16] He won the fight by split decision.[17]

Stamann faced Aljamain Sterling on September 8, 2018, at UFC 228.[18] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.[19]

Stamann faced Alejandro Pérez on March 2, 2019, at UFC 235.[20] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[21]

Stamann was expected to face Rob Font on June 22, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 12.[22] However, on June 5, 2019, it was reported that Stamman pulled out of the event due to injury and he was replaced by John Lineker.[23]

After the fight with Font didn't materialize, Stamann relocated to Las Vegas and started training at Xtreme Couture.[6]

Stamann faced Song Yadong on December 7, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 7.[24] After three round fight, the fight ended with a majority draw.[25]

Stamann was expected to face Raoni Barcelos on March 28, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik.[26] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed.[27] Instead Stamann faced Brian Kelleher on June 6, 2020, at UFC 250 in a featherweight bout.[28][29] He won the bout via unanimous decision.[30]

Stamann faced Jimmie Rivera in a featherweight bout on July 16, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige.[31] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[32]

Stamann was expected to face Merab Dvalishvili on December 5, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 19.[33] However, on October 22, it was announced that Stamann pulled out due to undisclosed reasons.[34] he bout between Dvalishvili and Stamann was reschedule for UFC Fight Night 184 on February 6, 2021.[35] In turn, in mid January, Dvalishvili was forced to pull out from the bout due to the struggle of the after-effects of a COVID-19 complication, and he was replaced by Andre Ewell.[36] After a positive test for COVID, Ewell was pulled from the event and replaced with UFC newcomer Askar Askarwith the contest expected to take place at featherweight.[37][38] On the day of the event, Askar was not medically cleared and the bout was cancelled.[39] The bout between Dvalishvili and Stamann was re-schduled again to May 1, 2021, at UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Procházka.[40] Stamann lost the bout via unanimous decision.[41]

Stamann faced Said Nurmagomedov on January 22, 2022, at UFC 270.[42] Stamann lost the fight via submission in the first round.[43]

Stamann faced Eddie Wineland on June 18, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 37.[44] He won the bout in the first minute of the bout via TKO stoppage.[45] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[46]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Stamann has two monikers. His moniker "Spartan" was coined after the name of his hometown,[2] and "Mr. Wonderful" was given by his coach.[47]

Stamann worked part-time in his family business prior to his first win in UFC.[2][48]

Stamann enjoys fishing.[49]

On May 27, 2020, it was reported that Stamann's 18-year-old brother Jacob had passed away.[50]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
26 matches 20 wins 5 losses
By knockout 7 0
By submission 2 2
By decision 11 3
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–5–1 Eddie Wineland TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Emmett June 18, 2022 1 0:59 Austin, Texas, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 19–5–1 Said Nurmagomedov Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 270 January 22, 2022 1 0:47 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 19–4–1 Merab Dvalishvili Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Procházka May 1, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 19–3–1 Jimmie Rivera Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige July 16, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 19–2–1 Brian Kelleher Decision (unanimous) UFC 250 June 6, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Featherweight.
Draw 18–2–1 Song Yadong Draw (majority) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 3 5:00 Washington, D.C., United States Song was deducted a point in round 1 due to an illegal knee
Win 18–2 Alejandro Pérez Decision (unanimous) UFC 235 March 2, 2019 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 17–2 Aljamain Sterling Submission (Suloev stretch) UFC 228 September 8, 2018 2 3:42 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 17–1 Bryan Caraway Decision (split) UFC 222 March 3, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–1 Tom Duquesnoy Decision (split) UFC 216 October 7, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Win 15–1 Terrion Ware Decision (unanimous) UFC 213 July 8, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–1 Zac Church TKO (punches) Knockout Promotions 55 April 29, 2017 2 2:38 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Win 13–1 Bill Kamery TKO (punches) Knockout Promotions 54 March 17, 2017 1 4:59 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Bantamweight bout.
Win 12–1 Stephen Cervantes Decision (majority) Knockout Promotions 51 November 5, 2016 3 5:00 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Win 11–1 Erik Vo Submission (kimura) Knockout Promotions 50 August 27, 2016 3 1:22 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Return to Featherweight.
Win 10–1 Farkhad Sharipov Decision (unanimous) Knockout Promotions 48 March 26, 2016 3 5:00 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Win 9–1 Chris Dunn Decision (unanimous) Michiana Fight League 39 October 24, 2015 5 5:00 South Bend, Indiana, United States Won the MFL Bantamweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Giovanni Moljo Decision (unanimous) Total Warrior Combat 26 November 22, 2014 3 5:00 Lansing, Michigan, United States
Loss 7–1 Lawrence DiGiulio Decision (split) WXC 52 August 15, 2014 3 5:00 Southgate, Michigan, United States
Win 7–0 Ruben Baraiac TKO (punches) Triple X Cagefighting: Legends 4 June 21, 2014 3 2:40 Mt. Clemens, Michigan, United States Defended the TXC Featherweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Jeremy Czarnecki Decision (unanimous) Triple X Cagefighting: Legends 3 February 22, 2014 5 5:00 Mt. Clemens, Michigan, United States Return to Featherweight. Won the vacant TXC Featherweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Adam Alvarez TKO (punches) Triple X Cagefighting: Legends 2 October 19, 2013 1 1:40 Mt. Clemens, Michigan, United States Bantamweight debut.
Win 4–0 Terry House Jr. Decision (unanimous) Hoosier Fight Club 16 June 1, 2013 3 5:00 Valparaiso, Indiana, United States Catchweight (140 lb) bout.
Win 3–0 Benjamin Alexandercu KO (punch) Local Kombat: New Beginnings February 22, 2013 2 3:48 Craiova, Romania
Win 2–0 Chris Bourdon Submission (guillotine choke) Impact Fight League 51 November 17, 2012 1 0:08 Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 1–0 Chad Coon TKO (punches) Impact Fight League 39 November 19, 2011 1 3:49 Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States

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Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
1 fight 0 wins 1 loss
By decision 0 1
No. Result Record Opponent Method Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Loss 0–1   Afrim Mema MD 4 December 28, 2012   Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

See alsoEdit

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