The featherweight contender, Dan Ige, is on a terrific two-match winning streak. He is set to clash against one of the toughest fighters in the division, Bryce Mitchell. It’s a must-win for both Ige and Mitchell; the winner of this contest will seamlessly progress in the competitive division and move up in rankings.
Bryce Mitchell must really be looking forward to this fight, as both his previous fights were cancelled. Ige recognizes the threat ahead; he knows the strengths and weaknesses of his opponent and is one win away from climbing the ladder to the top.
The fight is scheduled to take place on 23rd September, and it will be very interesting to see who wins the match.
Dan Ige on Bryce Mitchell
Recently on the MMA Junkie Radio, Dan Ige spoke about Bryce Mitchell and revealed his strengths and weaknesses.
“Mitchell’s good at what he does when he gets on top – his top pressure,” Ige said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “His wrestling game, I think, is really underrated. He doesn’t have really pretty wrestling, but he can fight from long, extended positions and find a way to get the takedown, get the body lock, get the back, … I think people underestimate his standup a little bit.
His standup’s real herky-jerky – weird timing, but he hurts guys. He hurt Edson Barboza on the feet, so it’s not one of those fights of, ‘Just don’t get taken down and you win.’ You’ve got to be cautious and mindful everywhere the fight goes”.
Ige on Alexander Volkanovski: “I think Alex Volkanovski is obviously one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, I don’t think about that, like he’s unbeatable. He’s 100 percent beatable – he has lost before.
I think it was his first fight, and he’s won every (featherweight) one since. But he’s beatable. It’s the right strategy and the right timing.Right now, it’s not my time. It’s not my time to be the one to beat him.
But when my time does come, that’s something I can focus on”.