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Edson Barboza Agrees to Face Bryce Mitchell on March 5 UFC Card – MMA Root



Edson Barboza Agrees to Face Bryce Mitchell on March 5 UFC Card


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A recently announced Ultimate Fighting Championship card on March 5 will host an exciting 145 pound aggressor battle against a grappler.

MMA Junkie was the first to break the news on Thursday, saying Edson Barboza (22-10) would clash with Bryce Mitchell (14-0) on March 5. that date, which does not currently have an official location or venue in the books. The pairing, which has been agreed but not officially signed, has since been confirmed by other stores. No other matches have been announced for the tournament yet and it is currently unclear if this match will be their headliner.

The feared Brazilian striker Barbosa had a two-game winning streak stopped when Giga Chicatze knocked him out in August. The defeat put an end to the clear victories over Makwan Amirkhani and Shane Burgos, defeating the latter to win a “Fight of the Night” bonus. The former lightweight contender first moved to the department in May 2020, where he faced Dan Ige and lost by a controversial split decision. Over the course of its historic career, the American top team has recorded victories over names such as Anthony Pettis, Beneil Dariush, Dan Hooker and Paul Felder, among many others.

The undefeated Mitchell will put in his line the series of 14 victories when he faces the most difficult test in his career in Barbosa. While Barbosa is celebrating 59% of his career wins by knockout, Mitchell has yet to stop a fighter this way, with all of his finishes coming in with a tap. “Thug Nasty” reached the promotion of the 27th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, reaching the semifinals and competing in the Final in 2018 to secure his place in the UFC. It is worth noting that the twister that Mitchell hit on Matt Sayles in 2019 was the second in UFC history, with the first Chan Sung Jung against Leonard Garcia in 2011.

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