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 first reported the booking.
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 União 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.
Mike Heck contributed to this report.
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