Bryce Mitchell

Bryce Andrew Mitchell (born October 4, 1994)[5] is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[6] Mitchell appeared in the reality television series The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated. As of July 12, 2021, he is #11 in the UFC featherweight rankings.[7]

Bryce Mitchell
BornBryce Andrew Mitchell
(1994-10-04) October 4, 1994 (age 27)
Cabot, Arkansas, U.S.[1]
Other namesThug Nasty
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight (145 lbs)
Reach70 in (178 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofSearcy, Arkansas, U.S.
TeamWestside MMA
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins14
By submission9
By decision5
Losses0
Amateur record
Total6
Wins5
By submission5
Losses1
By submission1
Other information
UniversityHarding University[4]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Mitchell was born and raised in Cabot, Arkansas and attended Cabot High School.[8][1] He played multiple sports, including basketball for the varsity team and wrestling, in which he placed second at the 7A state championships as a junior and fourth at the 6A state championships as a senior.[9][10][11][12] After high school, Mitchell moved to Searcy, Arkansas to attend Harding University.[1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

After racking up an undefeated professional MMA record of 9–0, Mitchell was chosen to The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Featherweight tournament. He defeated Jay Cucciniello in the quarterfinals but ended up losing to the eventual season winner Brad Katona in the semi-finals. Despite the loss, Mitchell was signed to the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Mitchell faced Tyler Diamond on July 6, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated. He won the fight by majority decision.[13]

Mitchell faced Bobby Moffett on March 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[14] This fight earned both the Fight of the Night award.[15]

Mitchell faced Matt Sayles on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik. He won the fight by submission from a twister in the first round; this was only the second twister submission victory in UFC history, with Korean Zombie securing the first in 2011 against Leonard Garcia.[16] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award and it was named the 2019 Submission of the Year by sites like Sherdog, MMAJunkie and MMA Fighting.[17][18][19][20] Subsequently, Mitchell signed a new, four-fight contract with the UFC.[21]

Mitchell was scheduled to face Charles Rosa on May 2, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Weidman.[22] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed[23] and the bout took place on May 9, 2020 at UFC 249.[24] Mitchell dominated the fight, almost submitting Rosa multiple times, winning the fight via unanimous decision with the three scorecards listing 30–25, 30–25, and 30–24 scores.[25]

Mitchell faced Andre Fili on October 31, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva.[26] This bout marked the first time a fighter has worn custom trunks since the Reebok deal with the promotion, as Mitchell used camo shorts during the contest.[27][28] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[29]

Mitchell is scheduled to face Edson Barboza on March 5, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 204.[30]

Personal lifeEdit

Mitchell has a degree in economics from Harding University.[4]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 14 wins 0 losses
By submission 9 0
By decision 5 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–0 Andre Fili Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva October 31, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–0 Charles Rosa Decision (unanimous) UFC 249 May 9, 2020 3 5:00 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 12–0 Matt Sayles Submission (twister) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 1 4:20 Washington, DC, United States Catchweight (148.5 lb) bout; Sayles missed weight. Performance of the Night.
Win 11–0 Bobby Moffett Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis March 23, 2019 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 10–0 Tyler Diamond Decision (majority) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale July 6, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–0 Jose Mariscal Decision (unanimous) V3 Fights: Willis vs. Norwood June 17, 2017 3 5:00 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Defended the V3 Fights Featherweight Championship.
Win 8–0 Isaac Ware Submission (rear-naked choke) V3 Fights: Mitchell vs. Ware January 14, 2017 1 1:30 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Won the vacant V3 Fights Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–0 Brandon Phillips Submission (triangle choke) WSOF 33 October 7, 2016 2 3:14 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Catchweight (151 lb) bout; Phillips missed weight.
Win 6–0 Bobby Taylor Submission (triangle choke) V3 Fights: Sanders vs. Anders June 18, 2016 1 3:10 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 5–0 Jorge Medina Submission (rear-naked choke) WSOF 27 January 23, 2016 1 1:02 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 4–0 Chris Culley Submission (armbar) V3 Fights: Hall vs. Shelton September 26, 2015 1 3:39 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Win 3–0 Tony Williams Submission (rear-naked choke) V3 Fights: Davis vs. Hall June 20, 2015 1 4:31 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 2–0 Jesse Sanderson Submission (rear-naked choke) AXS TV Fights RFA vs. Legacy Superfight May 8, 2015 1 2:09 Robinsonville, Mississippi, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 1–0 Sheldon Smith Submission (rear-naked choke) V3 Fights: Johnson vs. Kennedy January 24, 2015 1 3:01 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Bantamweight debut.

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Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Brad Katona Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Jun 20, 2018 (airdate) 3 4:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 27 Semi-final round.
Win 1–0 Jay Cucciniello Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated May 9, 2018 (airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 27 Quarterfinal round.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
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  11. ^ "2012 Arkansas High School Championship". trackwrestling.com. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
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