Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa in the works for UFC Oklahoma City
“Thug Nasty” could be seeing “Boston Strong” in the cage soon.
MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that Bryce Mitchell (12-0) and Charles Rosa (12-3) are in talks to meet in a featherweight bout at the UFC’s upcoming Fight Night show in Oklahoma City, Okla., at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 2.
The matchup was first reported by BJPenn.com.
Mitchell, 25, is 3-0 since signing with the UFC off of The Ultimate Fighter 27. In his most recent fight at UFC on ESPN 7, he authored one of the best submissions of 2019, a first-round twister of Matt Sayles. It was the Arkansas native’s first UFC submission and ninth in his career overall.
Massachusetts’s Rosa is also coming off of a win, a first-round armbar submission of Charles Rosa at UFC on ESPN 6. The 33-year-old has alternated wins and losses in his six UFC appearances thus far.
UFC Oklahoma City is currently scheduled to be headlined by a middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and former UFC champion Chris Weidman. The main card will air live on the ESPN+ streaming service.