Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura
One of two bantamweight fights set for the FS1 prelims is up, as Mitch Gagnon (9-2) takes on Dustin Kimura (10-0). The referee will be Yves Lavigne. Gagnon, an Ontario native, rebounded from a loss to Bryan Caraway by topping Walel Watson recently, while Kimura earned a submission win in his Octagon debut.
Round 1: Gagnon fires off a nice left hook and follows up with a stiff jab, but is eating several leg kicks for his effort. Another left by Gagnon connects, as does a body shot. Kimura has badly damaged the lead leg, but is also bleeding profusely out of his nose area. Gagnon clinches and lands, but Kimura comes back with a counter-hook of his own. Kimura lands a stiff left to the body that forces Gagnon to double-over, but as Kimura comes flying in with a knee, Gagnon lands a takedown. Kimura going for a heel hook, but Gagnon gets out of it and hammers with a shot while going into the mount. Gagnon now to the body with a hook, and follows up with a left-right combo to the head. Straight right damages the eye of Kimura, who’s face is a bloody, bruising mess. Gagnon clinches in a guillotine and he goes out cold. No tap, and the ref steps in, noticing Kimura is out.
Mitch Gagnon def. Dustin Kimura via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 4:05 of Round 1