Bryce Mitchell

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Bryce Mitchell
BornBryce Andrew Mitchell
(1994-10-04) October 4, 1994 (age 25)
Sherwood, Arkansas, U.S.
Other namesThug Nasty
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight (145 lbs)
Reach70 in (178 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSearcy, Arkansas, U.S.
TeamWestside MMA
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins13
By submission9
By decision4
Losses0
Amateur record
Total6
Wins5
By submission5
Losses1
By submission1
Other information
UniversityHarding University[3]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Bryce Andrew Mitchell (born October 4, 1994)[4] is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[5] Mitchell appeared in the reality television series The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated.

Background[edit]

Mitchell was born and raised in the state of Arkansas and attended Cabot High School.[6] He played a lot of sports, notably basketball in the varsity team and wrestling, in which he placed second at the 7A state championships as a junior and fourth at the 6A state championships as a senior.[7][8][9][10]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After racking up an undefeated professional MMA record of 9–0, Mitchell was chosen to The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Featherweight tournament. He defeated Jay Cucciniello in the quarterfinals but ended up losing to the eventual season winner Brad Katona in the semi-finals. Despite the loss, Mitchell was signed to the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Mitchell faced Tyler Diamond on July 6, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated. He won the fight by majority decision.[11]

Mitchell faced Bobby Moffett on March 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[12] This fight earned both the Fight of the Night award.[13]

Mitchell faced Matt Sayles on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik. He won the fight by submission from a twister in the first round.[14] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award and it was named the 2019 Submission of the Year by sites like Sherdog, MMAJunkie and MMA Fighting.[15][16][17][18] Subsequently, Mitchell signed a new, four-fight contract with the UFC.[19]

Mitchell was scheduled to face Charles Rosa on May 2, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Weidman.[20] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed[21] and the bout took place on May 9, 2020 at UFC 249.[22] He won the fight by unanimous decision, with the three scorecards listing 30–25, 30–25, and 30–24 scores.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Mitchell is currently completing his economics degree at Harding University.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 13 wins 0 losses
By submission 9 0
By decision 4 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–0 Charles Rosa Decision (unanimous) UFC 249 May 9, 2020 3 5:00 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 12–0 Matt Sayles Submission (twister) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 1 4:20 Washington, DC, United States Sayles missed weight (148.5 lbs). Performance of the Night.
Win 11–0 Bobby Moffett Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis March 23, 2019 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 10–0 Tyler Diamond Decision (majority) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale July 6, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–0 Jose Mariscal Decision (unanimous) V3 Fights: Willis vs. Norwood June 17, 2017 3 5:00 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Defended the V3 Fights Featherweight Championship.
Win 8–0 Isaac Ware Submission (rear-naked choke) V3 Fights: Mitchell vs. Ware January 14, 2017 1 1:30 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Won the vacant V3 Fights Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–0 Brandon Phillips Submission (triangle choke) WSOF 33 October 7, 2016 2 3:14 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 6–0 Bobby Taylor Submission (triangle choke) V3 Fights: Sanders vs. Anders June 18, 2016 1 3:10 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 5–0 Jorge Medina Submission (rear-naked choke) WSOF 27 January 23, 2016 1 1:02 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 4–0 Chris Culley Submission (armbar) V3 Fights: Hall vs. Shelton September 26, 2015 1 3:39 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.
Win 3–0 Tony Williams Submission (rear-naked choke) V3 Fights: Davis vs. Hall June 20, 2015 1 4:31 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 2–0 Jesse Sanderson Submission (rear-naked choke) AXS TV Fights RFA vs. Legacy Superfight May 8, 2015 1 2:09 Robinsonville, Mississippi, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 1–0 Sheldon Smith Submission (rear-naked choke) V3 Fights: Johnson vs. Kennedy January 24, 2015 1 3:01 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Bantamweight debut.

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Brad Katona Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Jun 20, 2018 (airdate) 3 4:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 27 Semi-final round.
Win 1–0 Jay Cucciniello Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated May 9, 2018 (airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 27 Quarterfinal round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryce Mitchell | UFC". ufc.com. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  2. ^ "Bryce Mitchell – Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Farah Hannoun (March 25, 2020). "UFC's Bryce Mitchell thinks government created coronavirus 'to cause some type of chaos'". mmajunkie.com.
  4. ^ “TUF FINALE” MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS DATE: July 6, 2018
  5. ^ "Bryce Mitchell, Tim Means sign new contracts following submission finishes at UFC on ESPN 7". MMA Junkie. 2019-12-12. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  6. ^ Vaughn, Emma (2019-04-26). "Harding student doubles as MMA fighter | The Bison". Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  7. ^ Meet undefeated Bryce Mitchell., retrieved 2020-05-21[non-primary source needed]
  8. ^ "Bryce Mitchell's High School Timeline". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  9. ^ "2012 Arkansas High School Championship". trackwrestling.com. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  10. ^ "2013 State High School Wrestling Championship results". kait8.com. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  11. ^ a b "TUF 27 Finale results: Bryce Mitchell squeaks past Tyler Diamond in back-and-forth battle". MMA Junkie. 2018-07-07. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  12. ^ "UFC Nashville results: Bryce Mitchell claims razor-thin decision over Bobby Moffett". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-24. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  13. ^ "UFC Nashville bonuses: Anthony Pettis rewarded for early Knockout of the Year candidate". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  14. ^ "Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles Results and News – UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik – MMA Fighting". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  15. ^ "UFC DC bonuses: Of course that twister earned Bryce Mitchell $50k". MMA Junkie. 2019-12-08. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  16. ^ Meshew, Jed (2020-01-04). "MMA Fighting's 2019 Submission of the Year: Bryce Mitchell twists up Matt Sayles in second-ever Twister". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  17. ^ Sherdog.com. "Sherdog's 2019 Submission of the Year". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  18. ^ "MMA Junkie's 2019 'Submission of the Year': Bryce Mitchell's twister". MMA Junkie. 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  19. ^ @thugnastymma (December 11, 2019). "I'm pumped to announce I've signed a new 4 fight deal with the @ufc Thank you! @FirstRoundMgmt @Abraham_kawa @matt_frm" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Redactie (2020-03-03). "Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa added to UFC Oklahoma City". mmadna.com. Retrieved 2020-03-03.(in Dutch)
  21. ^ Brett Okamoto (2020-04-09). "Dana White says UFC 249 will not happen April 18". ESPN. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  22. ^ "REVISED – UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com". 2020-04-27. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  23. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-05-09). "UFC 249 Results: Bryce Mitchell Dominates Charles Rosa, Earns Camo Shorts". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  24. ^ Staff (2019-12-08). "UFC DC bonuses: Of course that twister earned Bryce Mitchell $50k". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  25. ^ UFC Honors
  26. ^ "MMA Junkie's 'Submission of the Month' for December: A stunning twister". mmajunkie.com. January 2, 2019.
  27. ^ Mike Bohn (January 6, 2020). "MMA Junkie's 2019 'Submission of the Year': Bryce Mitchell's twister". mmajunkie.com.
  28. ^ Jed Meshew (January 4, 2020). "MMA Fighting's 2019 Submission of the Year: Bryce Mitchell twists up Matt Sayles in second-ever Twister". mmafighting.com.
  29. ^ Matthew Petela (January 22, 2020). "Combat Press 2019 MMA Awards: Submission of the Year – Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles (UFC on ESPN 7)". combatpress.com.
  30. ^ Staff (December 31, 2019). "MMA 2019 Year in Review: Submission of the Year". cagesidepress.com.
  31. ^ Keith Shillan (January 5, 2020). "Sherdog's 2019 Submission of the Year". sherdog.com.