Mitch Gagnon vs. Walel Watson
We head to the bantamweight division next, as Mitch Gagnon (8-2) competes in his native country of Canada against Walel Watson (9-4). A thunderous ovation for Gagnon. Josh Rosenthal will be the referee.
Round 1: Gagnon catches Watson early, landing a nice strike and a kick. Watson with a huge reach advantage, but Gagnon catches him coming in with a left that drops Watson. Gagnon goes on the attack, grabbing a choke as Watson tries to get to his feet. Gagnon gets the hands locked and Watson is forced to tap, igniting the Canadian crowd.
Mitch Gagnon def. Walel Watson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:09 of Round 1