At 34 years old, and with a 1-3 mark in the infamous eight-sided cage, there’s no doubt Mitchell’s back is against the wall. He’s slick on the ground but leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to having a polished skill-set. If he loses to Yan Cabral, who certainly has the ground game to contend with Mitchell's, the California native will almost certainly be looking at a pink-slip on Sunday morning.
Stakes are already high entering any fight, especially when it comes to action inside the Octagon. In addition to a solid chunk of cash being up for grabs, there are other factors to consider as well in terms of the need to avoid injury and the impact a performance might have when it comes to continued employment in the organization. When it comes to the latter, there are definitely more than a few fighters set for UFC Fight Night 29 who are in a precarious position where victory may very well be the only way to avoid release. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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