UFC 296 just got a last-minute addition. Stepping in on just ten days' notice, Josh Emmett will now face Bryce Mitchell on the featured prelim of UFC 296 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 16th, per The UFC. Giga Chikadze was initially supposed to face Josh Emmett but pulled out of the fight due to a groin injury.
This fight takes place in the Featherweight (145 lbs) division
Josh Emmett is ranked #6 at Featherweight and holds a professional record of 18-4 (9-4 UFC), with notable wins over Calvin Kattar, Michael Johnson, and Shane Burgos.
Bryce Mitchell is ranked #10 in the Featherweight division and holds a professional record of 16-1 (7-1 UFC), with noteworthy victories over Edson Barboza, Dan Ige, and Tyler Diamond.
Official betting odds have yet to be released.
This is a fantastic matchup in the division between two of Featherweight's strongest grapplers. Emmett is a wrestler who loves to mix in his striking, which has secured him highlight KO victories in the past. Mitchell, too, will mix in his grappling but has previously shown great striking offense when he dropped Edson Barboza and struck with Dan Ige in his last fight.
This fight is a fun matchup in the Featherweight division. As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction for the fight in the comments below.