Mitch Gagnon

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Mitch Gagnon
BornMitch Gagnon
(1984-10-10) October 10, 1984 (age 34)
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
ResidenceSudbury, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight (2011-present)
Featherweight (2008-2011)
Reach65 in (165 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSudbury, Ontario, Canada
TeamTroop MMA
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Richie "Monkey" Nancoo[2]
Years active2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total15
Wins12
By submission11
By decision1
Losses3
By submission2
By decision1
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[3] and made his professional MMA debut in September 2008.[4] 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.[5] On January 25, 2012, the UFC announced the bout was cancelled due to Gagnon's visa issues.[6]

Gagnon faced Bryan Caraway on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149.[7] He lost the fight via submission in the third round. Despite the loss, Gagnon was given a Fight of the Night bonus award for his performance.

Gagnon next faced Walel Watson on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152.[8] He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Gagnon was expected to face Issei Tamura on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158.[9] However, Gagnon was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by T.J. Dillashaw.[10]

Gagnon next faced Dustin Kimura on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[11] He won the fight via submission in the first round. The win also earned him his first Submission of the Night fight bonus.[12]

Gagnon was expected to face Alex Caceres on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33.[13] 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.[14]

Gagnon faced promotional newcomer Tim Gorman on April 16, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Finale.[15] He won the bout via unanimous decision.

Gagnon was expected to face Aljamain Sterling on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine.[16] However, Sterling pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Rob Font.[17] Subsequently, Font pulled out of the fight the week of the event and was replaced by Roman Salazar.[18] Gagnon won via submission in the first round.

Gagnon faced Renan Barão on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[19] He lost the fight via an arm-triangle submission in the third round.[20]

Gagnon returned from a near two year hiatus to face Matthew Lopez on December 10, 2016 at UFC 206.[21] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[22]

Gagnon was expected to face Brett Johns on July 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 113.[23] However, Gagnon was removed from the card on 27 June and replaced by Albert Morales.[24]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–4 Matthew Lopez Decision (unanimous) UFC 206 December 10, 2016 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Loss 12–3 Renan Barão Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 3 3:53 Barueri, Brazil
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 Bantamweight debut.
Win 7–1 Rejean Groulx Submission (slam) Ringside MMA 10: Cote vs. Starnes April 9, 2011 3 3:47 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended the Ringside Featherweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Guillaume Lamarche Submission (guillotine choke) Ringside MMA 6: Rage April 10, 2010 1 0:52 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Won the Ringside Featherweight Championship.
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) Warrior-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) Xtreme MMA 7: House of Pain February 27, 2009 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–0 Gabriel Lavallee Submission (guillotine choke) Xtreme MMA 6: House of Pain November 8, 2008 1 2:18 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 1–0 Dimitri Waardenburg Submission (guillotine choke) Xtreme MMA 5: It's Crow Time September 13, 2008 1 2:32 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitch Gagnon". tapology.com. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Grapplersplanet (April 15, 2014). "UFC's MITCH GAGNON with GRAPPLERSPLANET.COM". YouTube. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Mitch Gagnon - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mitch Gagnon MMA Stats, Pictures, News Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Replacement Mitch Gagnon meets Johnny Bedford at UFC on FOX 2". mmajunkie.com. December 28, 2011. Archived from the original on May 19, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bedford/Gagnon off". MMAJunkie.com. January 25, 2012. Archived from the original on May 20, 2012.
  7. ^ "Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon added to UFC 149 in Calgary". www.mmajunkie.com. March 26, 2012. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012.
  8. ^ "Walel Watson vs. Mitch Gagnon slated for UFC 152 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  9. ^ "UFC 158 Fight Card Adds Mitch Gagnon vs. Issei Tamura". MMAWeekly.com. January 21, 2013.
  10. ^ Staff (2013-02-19). "T.J. Dillashaw replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Issei Tamura at UFC 158". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
  11. ^ Staff (2013-07-11). "Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura added to September's UFC 165 event". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  12. ^ Staff (2013-09-22). "UFC 165 bonuses: Jones, Gustafsson, Barao, Gagnon earn $50,000 honors". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
  13. ^ Adam Ireland (2010-09-13). "Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres takes on Mitch Gagnon in Brisbane". MMAKanvas.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Staff (2014-01-08). "TUF Nations Finale, Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman targeted for April 16". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  16. ^ Keith Dempsey (2014-08-12). "Gagnon back to the octagon in October". thesudburystar.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  17. ^ Staff (2014-09-08). "Rob Font replaces Aljamain Sterling, faces Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night in Halifax". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
  18. ^ Staff (2014-09-29). "Rob Font out, Roman Salazar meets Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 54". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  19. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-10-15). "Former champ Renan Barao returns vs. Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  20. ^ Gene Mrosko (2014-12-20). "UFC Fight Night 58 results: Renan Barao submits Mitch Gagnon". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2014-12-20.
  21. ^ Dana Becker (2016-10-26). "Mitch Gagnon returns to octagon in December". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  22. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-12-10). "UFC 206 results: Matthew Lopez rallies through rough first round to top Mitch Gagnon". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  23. ^ Danny Segura (2017-05-08). "Mitch Gagnon vs. Brett Johns added to UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  24. ^ Jim Edwards (2017-06-27). "Brett Johns gets new opponent for UFC Glasgow". champions.co. Retrieved 2017-06-29.

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