A bantamweight showdown between rising Chinese star Song Yadong and no. 10-ranked Cody Stamann has been added to the UFC on ESPN 7 card in Washington.
Both men are coming off big wins over Alejandro Perez. Song (15-4) steamrolled Perez in the first round at UFC 239 to secure himself a $50k Performance of the Night bonus.
After a 10-fight win streak was snapped by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 228, Stamann (18-2) rebounded to outpoint Perez at UFC 235 in March.
Song has become one of the most talked about bantamweights on the roster since first arriving in the UFC.
He’s earned knockouts or submissions in three of his four wins inside the Octagon and now he’ll look to climb up the rankings against a top 10 opponent in Stamann.
UFC on ESPN 7 will go down on 8 December (Asia time). Former heavyweight title contender Alistair Overeem will meet Walt Harris in the main event.
UFC on ESPN 7 card includes:
Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Aspen Ladd
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Claudia Gadelha
Ben Rothwell vs. Stefan Struve
Cortney Casey vs. Virna Jandiroba
Song Yadong vs. Cody Stamann