Edson Barboza, Bryce Mitchell agree to UFC clash on March 5

Bryce Mitchell will get his most prominent battle yet in his go back to the octagon when he handles Edson Barboza.

After more than a year far from competitors due to injury, Mitchell (14-0 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 5-0 UFC) is anticipated to return versus Barboza (22-10 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 16-10 UFC) in a featherweight match at the UFC’s March 5 occasion, which does not have a date or place.

mixed martial arts Addict confirmed spoken contracts remain in location for the bout with numerous individuals near the scenario, who asked for privacy since UFC has yet to make a main statement.

Mitchell, 27, last completed at UFC Battle Night 181 in October 2020 and made a unanimous choice over Andrei Fili. He’s No. 12 in the most recent U.S.A. TODAY Sports/MMA Addict featherweight rankings.

Barboza, 35, a respectable reference in the most recent rankings, will try to rebound from a third-round TKO loss to Giga Chikadze in the UFC on ESPN 30 headliner in August.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.