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Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong on tap for UFC on ESPN 7 in D.C.

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A bantamweight showdown between top 15 ranked fighters Cody Stamann and Song Yadong has been added to the upcoming UFC on ESPN 7 card in Washington D.C. on Dec. 7.

Sources close to the contest confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an initial confirmation from UFC officials to the Washington Post.

Stamann will be returning to action for the first time since March when he picked up a unanimous decision victory over Alejandro Perez. The bantamweight contender is currently 4-1 in this UFC with his only set back coming to Aljamain Sterling last Septemberr.

Stamann was originally slated to return back in June but an injury forced him out of his fight against Rob Font.

Now he faces Song, who comes into the fight off seven straight wins including four victories in the UFC.

Training out of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, 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 when facing a top 10 opponent in Stamann.

UFC on ESPN 7 will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between former title contender Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris.