Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Barboza vs Mitchell?
Bryce Mitchell beat Edson Barboza by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 272, on Saturday 5th March 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 30-25, 30-26, 30-27 in favor of winner Bryce Mitchell.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Barboza vs Mitchell stats
Edson Barboza stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Bryce Mitchell made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Barboza had a massive power advantage over Mitchell, boasting at 59% knock out percentage over Mitchell's 0%.
Edson Barboza was the older man by 9 years, at 36 years old.
Barboza had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mitchell. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Barboza was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Mitchell, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 49 more professional rounds, 77 to Mitchell's 28.
Barboza vs Mitchell form
Barboza had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had beat Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had been beaten by Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
He had lost to Paul Felder at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.