Surging featherweights put their unbeaten records at risk at UFC 282.
Multiple sources with information about the promotions confirmed to MMA Fighting the agreement of a Bryce Mitchell versus Ilia Topuria fight at UFC’s Dec. 10 pay-per-view show at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Fight Bananas first reported the bout.
Both Mitchell (and Topuria) were scheduled in major matchups before this fight. Mitchell was scheduled to headline UFC Vegas 64 November against Movsar Evloev. Topuria was to take on Edson Barboza at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 63, just prior to Barboza withdrawing due to injury.
Mitchell won six of his octagon appearances. His impressive win over Barboza at UFC 272 March was the most notable. “Thug Nasty,” currently is the No. 13 ranked featherweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings.
Topuria is 4-0 within the Octagon, having three consecutive finishes against Damon Jackson and Jai Herbert. “El Matador” is ranked No. 14 in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings.
UFC 282 will feature the rematch for the light heavyweight title between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira