Two rising undefeated featherweights could collide later this year.
UFC is currently aiming to match up Bryce Mitchell and Movsar Evloev for their November 5th event, as first reported by David Van Auken. Contracts for the fight have not been officially signed yet, but the promotion is in the process of making the fight.
Should the bout be finalized, it would join a UFC card that doesn’t have a set location at the moment.
Mitchell currently has a professional MMA record of 15 wins, with six of those fights taking place in the UFC cage. He is known for his grappling skills, which have resulted in him scoring a rare submission win in 2019.
Mitchell is coming off a big win from March, defeating veteran Edson Barboza via unanimous decision.
Evloev, also undefeated, has 16 wins as a pro with six of them under the UFC banner. He has beat two respectable names as of late in the featherweight division, overcoming Hakeem Dawodu and Dan Ige on scorecards.
As it stands currently, UFC’s November 5th card is without a main event. Here are the fights that have been reported for the card thus far:
Bout 9: Marina Rodriguez (16-1-2) vs. Amanda Lemos (12-2-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 8: Mario Bautista (10-2) vs. Benito Lopez (10-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 7: Tagir Ulanbekov (13-2) vs. Nate Maness (14-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Ramona Pascual (6-4) vs. Tamires Vidal (6-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 5: Jinh Yu Frey (11-7) vs. Polyana Viana (12-5) (Strawweight)
Bout 4: Johnny Munoz Jr. (11-2) vs. Liudvik Sholinian (9-2-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Jake Hadley (8-1) vs. Carlos Candelario (8-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Miranda Maverick (10-4) vs. Shanna Young (8-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Bryce Mitchell (15-0) vs. Movsar Evloev (16-0) (Featherweight)