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Undefeated Featherweights Collide: Bryce Mitchell vs. Movsar Evloev

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Undefeated Featherweight contenders-Bryce Mitchell vs. Movsar Evloev will headline a UFC Fight Night as a five-round main event on November 5th. The bout will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is an excellent matchup between two of the most exciting top prospects in the UFC’s Featherweight division.

“Thug Nasty” Returns

Mitchell (15-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) after winning his first nine pro fights, was chosen for The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated season. After being successful in the quarterfinals, Mitchell lost to eventual season winner-Brad Katona in the semi-finals. Mitchell was still signed to the UFC even after losing in the tournament.

Mitchell debuted for the premier MMA organization on July 6th, 2018, defeating Tyler Diamond by majority decision. After Mitchell’s debut win, ‘Thug Nasty’ racked up five more consecutive wins in the span of three and a half years. Mitchell’s wins in the UFC include Diamond, Bobby Moffett, Matt Sayles, Charles Rosa, Andre Fili and Edson Barboza.

Mitchell’s win over Moffett earned ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. Mitchell has proved he’s always exciting inside the octagon and has even made history a couple of times. Mitchell defeated Sayles by a twister submission in the very first round, it is the second ever in the history of the UFC. The twister sub-win earned Mitchell the ‘Performance of the Night’ and was named submission of the year by many MMA sites. Mitchell didn’t stop there; he also wore camo custom trunks for his bout against Fili, marking the first time a fighter has worn custom trunks since the UFC and Reebok partnership in 2015.

Just one of Mitchell’s UFC wins have come by finish but has nine total finishes throughout his entire MMA career, all by submission.

Mitchell was last seen in the octagon opposite to Barboza on March 5th, 2022, at UFC 272. Mitchell dominated the UFC vet on way to a unanimous decision victory.

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Movsar Evloev

Evloev (16-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) before entering the UFC, fought for M-1 Global, winning Bantamweight gold and defended twice before vacating and signing with the premier MMA in April of 2019.

Evloev made his UFC debut on April 20th, 2019, defeating Seung Woo Choi by unanimous decision. Evloev like Mitchell racked up five more consecutive wins in a span of just over three years. The Russian born-Evloev defeated Enrique Barzola, Mike Grundy, Nik Lentz, Hakeem Dawodu and Dan Ige.

Although all of Evloev’s UFC victories have come by decision, he has three KO finishes and four submission victories in his MMA career thus far. Evloev last fought against Ige, winning all three rounds and dominating his top 15 featherweight opponent on June 4th, 2022.

Someone’s ‘O’ Has Got to Go

This is a fresh and exciting matchup for the Featherweight division, we should all tip our hat to the matchmaking by the UFC on this one. Both fighters are ranked in the top ten of the division as the rankings currently stand, Evloev is ranked number ten and Mitchell is ranked number nine. Both competitors are undefeated in their respective pro MMA careers, and both are 6-0 in their UFC careers and will mark the first time the both of them have been scheduled for a UFC five-round main event.

With the main event addition, the Nov. 5th-UFC Fight Night lineup includes:

  • Mitchell vs. Evloev
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos
  • Mario Bautista vs. Benito Lopez
  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Nate Maness
  • Ramona Pascual vs. Tamires Vidal
  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Polyana Viana
  • Johnny Munoz Jr. vs Liudvik Sholinian
  • Jake Hadley vs. Carlos Candelario
  • Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young

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Austin Marr was first introduced to MMA by his father when his father enrolled Austin into Catch Wrestling and MMA classes at the age of eleven in 2007, since then Austin’s passion for the sport grows daily. Austin first started covering the sport in 2018-writing articles and creating video content.