Surging featherweights Bryce Mitchell and Movsar Evloev will headline UFC Vegas 64 on Nov. 5 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
MMA Fighting previously reported verbal agreements were in place for the matchup, which pits the No. 11 (Evloev) featherweight against No. 13, Mitchell in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings. ESPN.com first broke news of the fight’s headlining status.
UFC Vegas 64 is expected to air on ESPN+ and marks the promotion’s third-to-last Las Vegas event before the end of this year.
The Ultimate Fighter 27 vet Mitchell has won six straight in the octagon, most recently outpointing Edson Barboza after a long layoff due to a hand injury. Part-time rapper and Arkansas native, Evloev has used a brutal grappling strategy to defeat his opponents. Evloev is also 6-0 at the UFC and has just defeated Dan Ige. This matchup was one of his most difficult.