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Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann rebooked for UFC event on May 1

UFC 252: Dodson v Dvalishvili Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The third time will hopefully be the charm for the bantamweight fight between Merab Dvalishvili and Cody Stamann as they are now expected to meet at the upcoming UFC card on May 1.

Multiple people with knowledge of the re-booking confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an initial report from MMA Junkie.

The fight was originally scheduled for this past December, but Stamann was forced out of the bout for undisclosed reasons. The UFC then rebooked the fight for February, but Dvalishvili dropped out after he contracted COVID-19.

Now, the two are expected to clash on May 1 as Dvalishvili looks to build on his reputation as one of the top prospects in the 135-pound division after five consecutive wins.

As for Stamann, he’ll look to return to the win column after he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Jimmie Rivera in his previous outing.

The main event for the May 1 card is expected to see former two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes face rising light heavyweight star Jiri Prochazka.

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