Mitch Gagnon gave the Canadian fans something to cheer for early, as he submitted Walel Watson in just 69 seconds Saturday night at UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort. The bout was part of the Facebook prelim portion of the card.
Gagnon (9-2) lost to Bryan Caraway earlier this year, but bounced back in impressive fashion vs. Watson (9-5). Gagnon is now 7-1 in his last eight overall bouts.
“I feel great,” said Gagnon, who owns nine career submission wins. “I knew I belonged in here. My last bout, I didn’t come out on top. It feels great.”
Gagnon countered a Superman punch by Watson and dropped him with a left. From there, it was all over, as Gagnon worked to lock in the choke and secure the victory.