Mitch Gagnon

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Mitch Gagnon
Born Mitch Gagnon
(1984-10-10) October 10, 1984 (age 30)
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
Residence Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
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)[1]
Fighting out of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Team Team Shredder
Rank      Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[2]
Years active 2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 12
By submission 11
By decision 1
Losses 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mitch Gagnon (born October 10, 1984) is a Canadian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Gagnon began training in 2006 and made his professional MMA debut in September 2008.[3] He fought exclusively in his native Canada and amassed a record of 8-1 before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Gagnon was expected to make his UFC debut in Chicago, Illinois at UFC on Fox 2 against The Ultimate Fighter 14 alumnus Johnny Bedford.[4] On January 25, 2012, the UFC announced the bout was cancelled due to Gagnon's visa issues.[5]

Gagnon faced Bryan Caraway on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149.[6] He lost the fight via submission in the third round.

Gagnon next faced Walel Watson on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152.[7] He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Gagnon was expected to face Issei Tamura on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158.[8] However, Gagnon was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by T.J. Dillashaw.[9]

Gagnon next faced Dustin Kimura on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[10] He won the fight via submission in the first round. The win also earned him his first Submission of the Night fight bonus.[11]

Gagnon was expected to face Alex Caceres on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33.[12] 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.[13]

Gagnon faced promotional newcomer Tim Gorman on April 16, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Finale.[14] He won the bout via unanimous decision.

Gagnon was expected to face Aljamain Sterling on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54.[15] However, Sterling pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Rob Font.[16] Subsequently, Font pulled out of the fight the week of the event and was replaced by Roman Salazar.[17] Gagnon won via submission in the first round.

Gagnon is expected to face former UFC Bantamweight champ Renan Barão on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[18]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–2 Roman Salazar Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine October 4, 2014 1 2:06 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - TUF Nations Finale Bisping vs. Kennedy". UFC.com. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Josh Sequeira (April 15, 2014). "UFC Fighter Mitch Gagnon “A grappler by art”". grapplersplanet.com. 
  3. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/mitch-Gagnon
  4. ^ "Replacement Mitch Gagnon meets Johnny Bedford at UFC on FOX 2". mmajunkie.com. December 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bedford/Gagnon off". MMAJunkie.com. January 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon added to UFC 149 in Calgary". www.mmajunkie.com. March 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Walel Watson vs. Mitch Gagnon slated for UFC 152 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "UFC 158 Fight Card Adds Mitch Gagnon vs. Issei Tamura". MMAWeekly.com. January 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Staff (2013-02-19). "T.J. Dillashaw replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Issei Tamura at UFC 158". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  10. ^ Staff (2013-07-11). "Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura added to September's UFC 165 event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  11. ^ Staff (2013-09-22). "UFC 165 bonuses: Jones, Gustafsson, Barao, Gagnon earn $50,000 honors". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  12. ^ Adam Ireland (10-09-13). "Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres takes on Mitch Gagnon in Brisbane". MMAKanvas.com. Retrieved 10-09-13.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  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. 
  14. ^ Staff (2014-01-08). "TUF Nations Finale, Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman targeted for April 16". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  15. ^ Keith Dempsey (2014-08-12). "Gagnon back to the octagon in October". thesudburystar.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  16. ^ Staff (2014-09-08). "Rob Font replaces Aljamain Sterling, faces Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night in Halifax". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  17. ^ Staff (2014-09-29). "Rob Font out, Roman Salazar meets Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 54". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  18. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-10-15). "Former champ Renan Barao returns vs. Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 

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