Bryce Mitchell steps in against Josh Emmett at UFC 296
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 03:19
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Bryce Mitchell is getting one last fight in before the end of the year.
The Arkansas native has stepped in to replace an injured Giga Chikadze in a featherweight matchup against Josh Emmett on Dec. 16 at UFC 296. The UFC announced the switch Wednesday night following an initial report by X user MagicM_MMABets.
Emmett, 38, looks to snap the first losing streak of his MMA career after suffering back-to-back losses to Yair Rodriguez and Ilia Topuria, the former of which was contested for the UFC interim featherweight title. Prior to his recent setbacks, Emmett (18-4) rattled off five consecutive victories over Calvin Kattar, Ige, Shane Burgos, Mirsad Bektic, and Michael Johnson. He is MMA Fighting’s No. 8 ranked featherweight in the world.