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Bryce Mitchell defeats Andre Fili via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN+ 39 on Saturday, Oct. 31. Photo courtesy of @UFCNews [Twitter].

Bryce Mitchell injured, off Saturday’s UFC 288 fight card

“Thug Nasty” Bryce Mitchell will not be competing this Saturday on the UFC 288 fight card being held in Newark, New Jersey.

Scheduled to fight Movsar Evloev, the 28-year-old Mitchell was forced off the card today due to an undisclosed injury.

With Bryce Mitchell injured, Diego Lopes now faces the undefeated Russian in Evloev.

Mitchell was originally booked to fight Jonathan Pearce on this weekend’s card, but Pearce withdrew due to injury last month. He was looking to rebound from his first UFC loss, a second-round submission defeat to Ilia Topuria at UFC 282 in December.

UFC 288 fight card

Champ Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo – for bantamweight title
Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns
Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan
Movsar Evloev vs. Diego Lopes
Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain
Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola
Devin Clark vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Rolando Bedoya vs. Khaos Williams
Virna Jandiroba vs. Marina Rodriguez
Parker Porter vs. Braxton Smith
Ikram Aliskerov vs. Phil Hawes
Rafael Estevam vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro
Johnny Munoz vs. Daniel Santos

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