Byrd (10-4-0) is currently undefeated under the UFC banner, having defeated John Philips by first round submission at UFC Fight Night London. Byrd also competed on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 1 and 6, defeating Jamie Pickett and Randall Wallace at those events. Byrd enters the bout on the strength of a four fight winning streak and he hasn't suffered a defeat in over three years.
Stewart (8-3-0-1NC) has won just one of five fights thus far in the UFC, with that lone win coming over Eric Spicely at UFC Fight Night Liverpool. Syewart also competed three times in the UK-based Cage Warriors promotion, defeating the trio of Paul Adetola, Boubacar Balde and James Hurrell. Stewart has picked up a total of eight wins as a professional MMA fighter, but he has yet to earn a victory by way of submission.
UFC 228 takes place on Saturday, September 8 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.