A positive COVID-19 test has knocked Andre Ewell out of UFC Fight Night 184 just days before his matchup with Cody Stamann.
As a result, Stamann with square off with replacement foe Askar Askar on Saturday. Multiple outlets confirmed the new bantamweight bout following an initial report from Fighter Path. UFC Fight Night 184 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight duel between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov. The card streams in its entirety on ESPN+.
Askar will make his first promotional foray with an 11-1 career mark, that includes stops in promotions such as Legacy Fighting Alliance, Titan FC, Victory Fighting Championship and Island Fights. Most recently, Askar took a unanimous verdict over Kevin Wirth at LFA 92 this past October.
Stamman, meanwhile, is coming off a decision defeat against Jimmie Rivera at UFC on ESPN 13 in his last outing. The Michigan Top Team representative is 5-2-1 during his Octagon tenure, with notable wins over the likes of Brian Kelleher, Bryan Caraway and Tom Duquesnoy.
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