Bryce Mitchell's Confidence Skyrockets for UFC 296 Bout

December 14, 2023

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MMA fighter Bryce Mitchell, known for his unwavering confidence and skill in the octagon, recently stepped up to face sixth-ranked Josh Emmett at UFC 296 on short notice. This bold move, originally covered by MMA Weekly, highlights Mitchell's readiness to take on top-tier opponents in the UFC.

Emmett was initially slated to fight Giga Chikadze at UFC 296, but Chikadze withdrew due to injury. Seizing the opportunity, Mitchell accepted the challenge with only ten days to prepare, showcasing his adaptability and determination. The bout, featured on the UFC 296 preliminary card, marks the first time the fight promotion has offered Mitchell a short-notice fight.

In an interview on Michael Bisping's YouTube channel, Mitchell spoke highly of Emmett's durability and experience, acknowledging the caliber of his opponent. "He's just durable. He's proven. He's fought a lot of great opponents," Mitchell said. He also emphasized the significance of the fight for his own career, stating, "You can't argue when I beat this guy, if I beat this guy, I'm proven and you know it. The results will speak for themselves."

Mitchell's confidence stems from his belief in his abilities and his desire to be recognized as one of the best in the sport. "Eventually people are going to realize I can fight with the best. I can beat the best. I believe I am the best. I'm just trying to convince everyone else of that," Mitchell expressed.

With a record only marred by a loss to Ilia Topuria – who is set to challenge Alexander Volkanovski for the title at UFC 298 – Mitchell's ambition is clear. His matchup with Emmett, coming off losses to Yair Rodriguez and Topuria, is a crucial step in cementing his place among the elite fighters in the UFC.

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