UFC Fight Night 228 Preview: Bryce Mitchell vs. Dan Ige Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 23)
- Bryce Mitchell is hoping to bounce back after his first career loss.
- Dan Ige has never lost a single fight inside the distance.
Bryce Mitchell vs. Dan Ige will serve as the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 228, which is taking place on Saturday, September 23, at UFC Apex in Vegas. In this post, we’re going to preview this bout, sharing our top Mitchell vs. Ige predictions along the way.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
- Where: UFC Apex, Vegas, Nevada
- How to Watch: ESPN+
Last December, Bryce Mitchell suffered his first-ever loss. Ilia Topuria beat him by a submission in round 2. That’s kind of strange because “Thug Nasty” is one of the best grapplers in the featherweight division. He’s a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu who’s got a submission-to-win ratio of 60%.
In his last three UFC fights, we saw him land a total of 12 takedowns. When it comes to striking, although he doesn’t land too many punches and kicks, his strikes are powerful. But so are Dan Ige’s. Plus, “50K” is landing a lot more strikes. He’s making 3.96 significant strikes per minute, which is almost twice as many as Mitchell.
He’s also very tough, with zero losses inside the distance. He did lose six times in his 23 fights, with four of those happening since the start of the decade. However, all of his losses happened against elite opponents. So, the big question is whether Mitchell is elite enough to beat him.
Mitchell vs. Ige Prediction
We think Bryce Mitchell will win this fight, but we don’t think he’s going to get a finish. Instead, he and Ige will fight until the very end, but that’s when we expect the judges to score in Mitchell’s favor.