Striking meets grappling at UFC 272 as two spectacular contenders go head to head in a battle of contrasting fighting styles.
Bryce Mitchell has flown up the featherweight ranks with his unstoppable brand of wrestling and grappling shutting down each of his 14 opponents so far in his unblemished career. Now sitting 11th in the UFC’s featherweight rankings, Mitchell is eyeing a big win to propel him toward the division’s biggest names.
Standing in his way is Edson Barboza. The Brazilian has one of the most spectacular highlight reels of any active UFC fighter, and has successfully made the switch from lightweight to featherweight, where he is now looking to establish his championship credentials in his new weight class.
It’s a real throwback fight, with a pure grappler in Mitchell taking on a pure striker in Barboza. Ahead of the matchup, check out the UFC’s pre-fight film, UFC 272 Countdown, which tells the pre-fight story of the bout, with opinions from both fighters and their teams.