Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Mitchell vs Topuria?
Ilia Topuria beat Bryce Mitchell by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC 282, on Saturday 10th December 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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).
Mitchell vs Topuria stats
Bryce Mitchell stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws and 9 by submission.
Ilia Topuria made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Topuria had a massive power advantage over Mitchell, boosting at 33% knock out percentage over Mitchell's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mitchell had a slight advantage over Topuria, with a 60% submission rate over Topuria's 58%.
Bryce Mitchell was the older man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Mitchell had a height advantage of 3 inches over Topuria. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Mitchell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 months earlier than Topuria, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 33 to Topuria's 23.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Bryce Mitchell had been fighting more than Ilia Topuria.
Going to this contest, Bryce Mitchell had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 25 days ago, while Ilia Topuria's last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 20 days ago.
Mitchell's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Topuria's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mitchell vs Topuria?
Bryce Mitchell was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Ilia Topuria made his way into the ring at 29/50 (-170) with oddsmakers.