Undefeated featherweight Bryce Mitchell could get a big challenge next year, as the UFC is aiming to put him up against Edson Barboza for their March 5th event. News of the potential bout was first reported by Mike Bohn and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
The fight, which has been verbally agreed upon, is set to join a card that doesn’t have a confirmed location at the moment. The bout is also the first to be reported for a March 5th UFC card.
Mitchell has kept his flawless pro record intact through five bouts in the UFC. He has been inactive for over a year now, as his last bout was a late October victory over Andre Fili.
Mitchell is currently just one of seven UFC fighters that have an undefeated record of 14-or-more victories.
Barboza presents an interesting test for Mitchell, being a veteran of over 25 UFC bouts. He had a two-fight winning streak snapped in his last appearance, as Giga Chikadze stopped him with strikes in a main event bout three months back.