Mitchell (15-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) defeated Edson Barboza (22-11 MMA, 16-11 UFC) in a dominant performance on the main card of Saturday’s pay-per-view event. While he largely controlled the contest on the mat with a smothering grappling approach, he dropped Barboza with a crisp punching combination in the first round. In his first fight since Oct. 2020, Mitchell showed new wrinkles to his game and climbs up to the No. 9 slot in the featherweight divison.
On the prelims of the same event, strawweight title hopeful Rodriguez (16-1-2 MMA, 6-1-2 UFC) edged out a close split decision win over Yan Xiaonan (13-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) to pick up her fourth-straight win over top competition, bumping her up to the No. 4 spot.
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