Strong, undefeated future title prospects from a deep root of grappling, Bryce Mitchell and Movsar Evloev are set to clash against each other inside UFC Apex at UFC Vegas 64 on November 5, 2022. Mitchell is ranked #9 and Evloev is #10 in the official UFC featherweight rankings. The fight is scheduled for five rounds.
Mitchell is 16-0 in his overall MMA career with all finishes (9) via submission. His list of wins includes the likes of Edson Barboza, Andre Fili, Charles Rosa and many more. Mitchell trains out of Barata MMA and is largely known to his fan base for his life as a highly enthusiastic farmer who is not afraid of speaking out his opinions no matter how radical or strong they are. Mitchell indeed is a true hardworking patriotic American.
Evloev, on the other hand, is also 16-0 but with seven finishes. Fighting out of Ingushetia, Russia, Evloev has 7 wins via finishes and is known for his wins over the likes of Dan Ige, Hakeem Dawodu and many more. A win over Mitchell would be the biggest in his career. Evloev was the one before the finalisation of the fight that was loudly demanding this fight against Mitchell.
The state of the UFC featherweight division featuring Bryce Mitchell & Movsar Evloev
Both the USA and Russia take pride in their wrestling programmes and how it helps in making a successful transition to MMA. This fight between Evloev and Mitchell will be a direct battle between 2 wrestlers from 2 of the best nations to build excellent wrestlers. The UFC featherweight division is in an interesting state of matchmaking today.
Pound-for-pound king and UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski just came from a third straight win over former rival and former champion Max Holloway, ending their much competitive rivalry 3-0 in favour of Volkanovski. Even though Holloway is nearly as good as Volkanovski when it comes to matching himself against the rest of the division, it’s time for the former to step aside and let the other styles of fighting challenge “The Great” Volkanovski.
However, Volkanovski is currently high on his aspirations of fighting for a second divisional title in his legacy by moving up to lightweight. So only time will tell when will the next featherweight title fight take place. But Mexican title prospect Yair Rodriguez is coming off a win over former 2-time UFC title challenger Brian Ortega and is loud and clear in demanding a title shot as his next fight. On the other hand, English prospect Arnold Allen is set to fight Calvin Kattar at UFC Vegas 63, if Allen wins this, it will be a 10-fight streak that cannot be denied a chance to grab the UFC gold.