The UFC schedule has been packed with great events coming to us almost every single weekend to end the summer. Now this weekend has a great card full of fun fights, including this co-main event bout between featherweights Bryce Mitchell and Dan Ige, both trying to break into the top of the division with a big win.
Read more for a closer look at this bout and for the official Mitchell vs Ige prediction ahead of making your betting picks this weekend.
Mitchell vs. Ige Information
Bryce Mitchell vs Dan Ige
Location of the fight: UFC APEX. Las Vegas, NV.
Date and Time: Saturday, September 23. 10:00 PM ET
How to Watch: ESPN+
Last Fight Record
Mitchell will look to bounce back from suffering the first blemish on his record against Ilia Topuria, who’s next in line for a title shot now.
Ige is coming off a big win at UFC 289 against Nate Landwehr in June.
Mitchell vs. Ige Betting Analysis
Mitchell is an American mixed martial artist with a professional record of 15-1 with 9 submissions under his belt at just the age of 28. With a background in wrestling and placing in state at the high school level, he then became a Jiu-Jitsu black belt during his MMA career.
“Thug Nasty” is listed at 5’10” with a 70” reach fighting out of the southpaw stance. Mitchell has true grappler stats in the UFC, averaging only 2.48 significant strikes landed and 1.71 significant strikes absorbed per minute in the octagon. Along with that, he dominates on the ground–averaging 3.26 takedowns per 15 minutes at a 44% clip and 1.7 submissions as well.
Ige is a 32-year-old MMA fighter with a professional record of 17-6 with 5 TKO/KO wins and 5 submissions. He’s been in the UFC since winning a DWCS fight in 2017 and immediately has fought some of the best fighters the featherweight division has seen in the last decade–including Edson Barboza, Calvin Kattar, The Korean Zombie, Josh Emmett, Movsar Evloev, and then coming off a win against former M-1 champion Nate Landwehr.
“50K” Ige earned his nickname by consistently putting on jaw-dropping performances in the octagon–winning three performance of the night bonuses in his UFC career so far. Ige is listed as a slightly undersized 5’7” but has an impressive 71” reach while fighting out of the orthodox stance. He currently averages just over three significant strikes landed and absorbed per minute, and the most important statistic going into this weekend is his 56% takedown defense.
No injuries have been reported to the UFC.
Mitchell vs. Ige Betting Preview
Before making the best possible Mitchell vs Ige prediction this weekend, we need to check out the available betting lines for this bout.
According to UFC odds, Mitchell is coming in as a sizeable -215 betting favorite with Ige bringing up the rear at +175. The fight is also heavily favored to go past the 2.5-round total at -240.
When breaking down the tape on both fighters, it’s pretty clear to guess what each of their game plans will be. Mitchell is most comfortable and most dominant when he is grappling. He is going to use some striking to set up a takedown and then get to work on the ground.
Ige needs to keep this fight on the feet. He hasn’t shown particularly excellent takedown defense in the past, so hopefully he is prepared to stuff some takedowns. The striking advantage goes to Ige even though Mitchell has consistently improved every time he steps into the octagon.
Mitchell vs. Ige Betting Prediction
Making UFC predictions at this level is pretty much impossible to consistently be successful at. So make sure you bet responsibly and pay attention to as much help as you can if you are new to this.
- The official Mitchell vs Ige prediction is that Mitchell will get his hand raised.
He lost to arguably the best featherweight upcoming contender we have seen since Volkanovski came up the ranks, and his grappling has been dominant against everybody else.
Assuming he is now healthy and not going into this fight with the flu… his grappling is going to be very tough for Ige to handle.