Bryce Mitchell has been scheduled to step in for Giga Chikadze against Josh Emmett at UFC 296 PPV event.
Giga Chikadze was earlier reported to have pulled out of his scheduled fight against Emmett due to a groin injury. As per a report from MagicM of MMA Betting Show, Bryce Mitchell has come in as the replacement fighter against Emmett.
Mitchell is ranked #10 in UFC Rankings in featherweight division. Emmett holds the #6 rank in the same division.
Per sources, Bryce Mitchell stepping in to fight Josh Emmet next week.— The Legend of MagicM MMA (@MagicM_MMABets) December 6, 2023
Bryce Mitchell’s most recent fight took place at UFC Vegas 79 event, where he secured a victory over Dan Ige via unanimous decision. Before the Ige fight, Mitchell suffered a defeat against Ilia Topuria at UFC 282 event, losing by submission. This loss marked the conclusion of Mitchell’s six-fight winning streak. Currently, Mitchell’s UFC record stands at 7 wins, 1 loss, and no draws.
Josh Emmett is presently on a two-fight losing streak. His most recent fight was against Ilia Topuria at UFC Jacksonville event, where he was defeated via unanimous decision. Before the Topuria bout, Emmett faced a defeat at the hands of Yair Rodriguez at UFC 284 event in a match for the interim UFC Featherweight title. This loss marked the conclusion of Emmett’s notable five-fight winning streak.
UFC 296 event is scheduled for December 16, 2023, and it will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A bantamweight bout is also set for the event, where Cody Garbrandt will face Brian Kelleher.