The UFC 213 card has been finalized with the addition of two contests featuring a quartet of Octagon newcomers.
Cody Stamann will meet Terrion Ware at featherweight, and James Bochnovic will lock horns with Trevin Giles in a light heavyweight duel on July 8 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Saturday. UFC 213 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight championship tilt between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko.
Additionally, a heavyweight clash between Daniel Omielanczuk and Curtis Blaydes has been elevated to the pay-per-view draw following the postponement of Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone. Meanwhile, Stamann-Ware and Bochnovic-Giles will kick off the UFC Fight Pass portion of the card, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Anchored at Michigan Top Team, Stamann enters his promotional debut with a 13-1 career mark that includes seven triumphs inside the distance. Ware, meanwhile, is a veteran of promotions such as Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Tachi Palace Fights. He has won four straight contests and is 17-5 overall.
Bochnovic, a protege of UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell, has won eight straight fights since dropping his pro debut and has finished all of his victories inside of a round. Giles is 9-0 since beginning his pro tenure in 2014 and is coming off a split-decision triumph over Ryan Spann at Legacy Fighting Alliance 3 on Feb. 10.