A bantamweight division affair has been added to the upcoming UFC 217 card as Tom Duquesnoy is in action against Cody Stamann.
It was Duquesnoy who revealed the fight through Instagram:
--Next fight is scheduled -- * I will fight against Cody Stamann on the 7 of October at UFC 216 in Las Vegas. I can not wait. Thank you all for the kind messages -- * @jacksonwink_mma @ufc @michel_gillot @staivgentis @eatbrennos @wickedonebrand @ufceurope @teamturningpoint * #UFC #UFC217 #MMA #MMAinFrance #FrenchMMAFighter #Focus #goal #passion #Fight #LegalizeMMA #pleasure #LasVegas #Nevada ----------
Duquesnoy (15-1-0-1NC) is currently undefeated under the UFC banner, having defeated Patricky Williams by second round TKO at UFC On Fox 24. Duquesnoy is a former BAMMA Bantamweight Champion and he gave up the gold when he signed with the UFC earlier this year. Duquesnoy has suffered a single professional MMA defeat and that came to UFC veteran Makwan Amirkhani at Cage 21 in February 2013.
Stamann (14-1-0) is also undefeated thus far during his time in the UFC, with his win coming over Terrion Ware by decision at UFC 213. Stamann is also a former Michianna Fight League Featherweight Champion, defeating Chris Dunn at MFL 39 to win the belt. Stamann hasn’t suffered a defeat in over three years, with that lone defeat coming to Lawrence DiGiulio in August 2014.
UFC 217 takes place on Saturday, November 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.