A Bakersfield man has been fighting his way to the top of the Mixed Martial Arts world and tonight he got the chance of a lifetime in Las Vegas.
23ABC has followed Mitchell Sipe’s career, speaking to him over two years ago about the struggles he’s had to overcome, including his mother passing away when he was 16.
Tonight he competed in Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” against Don'Tale Mayes.
Both men came out swinging right away with Mayes dropping the Bakersfield native near the fence, prompting a shot. Mayes continued to defend and they separated. As they entered round two, there was some sloppy slugging and the two were separated. Sipe was able to land a right hand, but a waterfall of blood prompted officials to take a look at his forehead.
Following a left hook from Sipe, he gets caught leaning left. He eventually falls to his knees and Mayes begins to pound away. Sipe continued to guard himself, but was put in a full mount position before ultimately being defeated. Mayes defeated Sipe by TKO.