Luan Lacerta, a Brazilian prospect, meets Cody Stamann at UFC in Brazil


Cody Stamann welcomes Shooto Brazil bantamweight champion Luan Lacerda to the octagon at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 21, multiple people with knowledge of the news told MMA Fighting. Alex Behunin reported the booking for the first time.

Lacerda (12-1) makes his first walk to the eight-sided cage after going 6-0 in Shooto Brazil including a title win; he was also 2-0 under the LFA banner. The 29-year-old Nova Uniao representative is unbeaten since 2014.

Stamann (20-5-1) snapped a three-fight losing skid this past June by knocking out veteran Eddie Wineland in just 59 seconds.

Stamann holds a UFC record of 6-4-1 with wins over the likes of Bryan Caraway and Brian Kelleher. His setbacks came against top-ranked Merab Dvalishvili and current 135-pound king Aljamain Sterling.

UFC 283 is live on Pay-Per-View and will feature a title unification fight between Deiveson Figueiredo, the undisputed champion, and Brandon Moreno (interim titleholder) in their fourth bout.

Mike Heck contributed to this report.