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UFC Fight Night 228: Bryce Mitchell vs Dan Ige 09/23/2023 Preview, Picks and Prediction

UFC Fight Night 228: Mitchell vs Ige 09/23/2023 – Bryce Mitchell tests the mettle of Dan Ige in a three-round featherweight showdown on Saturday, September 23, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The clash is the co-main event of the UFC Fight Night 228 main card that will start at 7:00 PM ET.

Matches will be televised on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass will cover the fights via livestream. Mitchell looks to bounce back from his previous setback against Ilia Topuria while Ige seeks to stretch his winning run to three fights. The match is important for both fighters with the winner boosting his stock in the 145-pound category and possibly placing him into title fight consideration moving forward. MMA betting picks are already updated and both fighters are ready to lock horns for an exciting battle.

UFC Fight Night 228: Mitchell vs Ige 09/23/2023

When:Saturday, September 23, 2023 7:00 PM ET
Where:UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 228: Mitchell vs Ige 09/23/2023 Odds

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Main Card

Bryce Mitchell

Mitchell (15-1, 6-1 UFC) steps inside the octagon looking to bounce back from a two-round submission defeat to Ilia Topuria nine months ago. The setback broke his six-fight UFC winning streak and halted his climb to the featherweight title rankings. Mitchell needs to find the form that guided him to victories over Edson Barboza, Andre Fili, Charles Rosa, Matt Sayles, Bobby Moffett and Tyler Diamond. The fighter known as “Thug Nasty” comes into the fight with a three-inch height advantage that he can use in his submission attempts.

Mitchell has nine submission finishes in 15 wins. The other six victories ended via decision. The American averages 2.48 significant strikes landed per minute at a 59% accuracy rate. He has absorbed 1.71 strikes per minute and was able to defend 57% of the strikes attempted by his opponents. He has been an excellent takedown specialist with an average of 3.26 takedowns per 15 minutes at an accuracy rate of 44%. His takedown defense percentage is average at 33%. Mitchell is dangerous in submissions with a rate of 1.7 submission attempts per 15 minutes.

Dan Ige

Ige (17-6, 9-5 UFC) will fight for the 15th time inside the octagon. The Honolulu-born fighter have racked up two consecutive wins since losing three straight matches between June 19, 2021 and June 4, 2022. Ige knocked out Damon Jackson in two rounds in January this year. He came back five months later and dominated Nate Landwehr en route to a unanimous decision victory. The 32-year-old fighter enters with a one-inch reach advantage to extend his striking range against Mitchell.

Ige has recorded 10 finishes in 23 fights with five coming by way of knockout and five submissions. He holds seven decision wins and averages 13 minutes per octagon appearance. The 32-year-old has landed an average of 3.96 significant strikes per minute at a 45% accuracy rate. He absorbed 3.69 strikes per minute and has defended 57% of the strikes attempted against him. In terms of grappling, he has averaged 1.15 takedowns per 15 minutes and his accuracy rate is 26%. He has stopped 56% of the takedown attempts against him and his submission average is 0.3 per 15 minutes.

Mitchell vs Ige Betting Numbers

Bryce Mitchell
Dan Ige
Last FightLossWin
Weight (lbs)145145
Reach (in)69″70″
Win by KO/TKO0%29%
Win by Submission60%29%
Strikes landed per minute1.834.15
Striking accuracy48%49%
Striking absorbed per minute23.07
Striking defense59%61%
Takedown average1.52.73
Takedown accuracy23%34%
Takedown defense33%54%
Submission average1.50.99

Mitchell vs Ige Betting Picks

Mitchell and Ige clash in a three-round, action-packed bout that is expected to steal the show. Both fighters are determined to capture the victory to boost their status in the featherweight division. Mitchell must avoid stepping in front of Ige’s punches as his rival is capable of knocking out foes. Ige must defend against Mitchell’s takedowns, and a win for either could lead to a future featherweight title shot. Sports oddsmakers are leaning towards a win for Mitchell as he has the capacity to dominate Ige in the ground. Ige has a chance to win the match only if he keeps Mitchell standing up and avoid his takedown attempts.