October 10, 1984
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Sudbury, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
|Division||Bantamweight (2011-present), Featherweight (2008-2011)|
|Reach||66.0 in (168 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Sudbury, Ontario, Canada|
|Rank||Brazilian jiu-jitsuPurple belt in|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Gagnon began training in 2006 and made his professional MMA debut in September 2008. He fought exclusively in his native Canada and amassed a record of 8-1 before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Gagnon was expected to make his UFC debut in Chicago, Illinois at UFC on Fox 2 against The Ultimate Fighter 14 alumnus Johnny Bedford. On January 25, 2012, the UFC announced the bout was cancelled due to Gagnon's visa issues.
Gagnon was expected to face Alex Caceres on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. However, the bout was scrapped during the week leading up to the event due to an alleged visa issue for Gagnon, restricting his entry to Australia.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||11 wins||2 losses|
|Win||11–2||Tim Gorman||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy||April 16, 2014||3||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||10–2||Dustin Kimura||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 165||September 21, 2013||1||4:05||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Submission of the Night|
|Win||9–2||Walel Watson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 152||September 22, 2012||1||1:09||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||8–2||Bryan Caraway||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 149||July 21, 2012||3||1:39||Calgary, Alberta, Canada||Fight of the Night|
|Win||8–1||David Harris||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ringside MMA 12: Daley vs. Fioravanti||October 21, 2011||1||2:09||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||7–1||Rejean Groulx||Submission (slam)||Ringside MMA 10: Cote vs. Starnes||April 9, 2011||3||3:47||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||6–1||Guillaume Lamarche||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ringside MMA 6: Rage||April 10, 2010||1||0:52||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||5–1||Stephane Bernadel||Submission (guillotine choke)||Wreck MMA: Fight for the Troops||December 11, 2009||1||0:38||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||4–1||Jeff Harrison||Submission (rear-naked choke)||W-1 MMA 3: High Voltage||October 10, 2009||1||4:32||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–1||Eugenio Carpine||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ringside MMA 1: The Comeback||May 30, 2009||1||1:29||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||2–1||Will Romero||Decision (unanimous)||XMMA 7: House of Pain||February 27, 2009||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Gabriel Lavallee||Submission (guillotine choke)||XMMA 6: House of Pain||November 8, 2008||1||2:18||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1–0||Dimitri Waardenburg||Submission (guillotine choke)||XMMA 5: It's Crow Time||September 13, 2008||1||2:32||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
- "Fight Card - TUF Nations Finale Bisping vs. Kennedy". UFC.com. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- "Replacement Mitch Gagnon meets Johnny Bedford at UFC on FOX 2". mmajunkie.com. December 28, 2011.
- "Bedford/Gagnon off". MMAJunkie.com. January 25, 2012.
- "Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon added to UFC 149 in Calgary". www.mmajunkie.com. March 26, 2012.
- "Walel Watson vs. Mitch Gagnon slated for UFC 152 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
- "UFC 158 Fight Card Adds Mitch Gagnon vs. Issei Tamura". MMAWeekly.com. January 21, 2013.
- Staff (2013-02-19). "T.J. Dillashaw replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Issei Tamura at UFC 158". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
- Staff (2013-07-11). "Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura added to September's UFC 165 event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- Staff (2013-09-22). "UFC 165 bonuses: Jones, Gustafsson, Barao, Gagnon earn $50,000 honors". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- Adam Ireland (10-09-13). "Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres takes on Mitch Gagnon in Brisbane". MMAKanvas.com. Retrieved 10-09-13.
- Staff (2013-12-02). "Alex Caceres vs. Mitch Gagnon scratched from Friday’s UFC Fight Night 33 main card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
- Staff (2014-01-08). "TUF Nations Finale, Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman targeted for April 16". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- Keith Dempsey (2014-08-12). "Gagnon back to the octagon in October". thesudburystar.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12.