Multiple outlets have confirmed the bout following an initial report from BJPenn.com. UFC Fight Night 174 takes place at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 2 and is headlined by a middleweight showdown between Jack Hermansson and Chris Weidman.
The 25-year-old Mitchell is unbeaten in 12 professional appearances, including a trio of fights in the UFC. Most recently, “Thug Nasty” used the rarely-seen Twister submission to defeat Matt Sayles at UFC on ESPN 7 on Dec. 7.
Rosa, meanwhile, has alternated wins and losses in his six Octagon outings. “Boston Strong” is coming off a first-round submission triumph against Manny Bermudez at UFC on ESPN 6 last October. The 33-year-old is 12-3 over the course of his career, with all but one of his victories coming inside the distance.
This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com
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