Gagnon vs. Tamura Added to UFC 158

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An interesting Bantamweight showdown has been to added to the already stacked UFC 158 card with 6th ranked Canadian Bantamweight Mitch Gagnon (9-2, 1-1 UFC) taking on Issei Tamura (7-3, 1-1 UFC).Mitch Gagnon jumps for joy at being ranked #4. (photo by Mike Fischl)

Gagnon, a team Shredder protegé, will be looking to string together a pair of wins for the first time in the UFC as he most recently submitted Walel Watson via RNC at UFC 152. Prior to that, Gagnon dropped his UFC debut to Bryan Caraway in an entertaining back and forth affair before succumbing to a RNC in the third round. Gagnon also holds notable wins over David “Bo” Harris, Rejean Groulx and Dimitri Waardenberg.

Tamura, who trains out of Killer Bee, will be looking to return to the win column in the UFC as he was TKO’d in his last outing by Raphael Assuncao at UFC on Fuel 4. In contrast to Gagnon, Tamura was able to win his UFC debut with a devastating KO finish of Tiequan Zhang at UFC 144. The long time Shooto veteran won the promotions Rookie of the Year honors in 2008 and hold notable victory over Gustavo Falciroli.

UFC 158 goes down March 16th from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The card features the much-anticipated Welterweight title fight between Georges St Pierre and Nick Diaz. Rory MacDonald finally gets his rematch with Carlos Condit and Patrick Cote will make his 170 lbs debut. Many other Canadians are featured on the card including Nick Ring, Jordan Mein, John Makdessi, Sean Pierson and Yves Jabouin.

 
Mitch Gagnon jumps for joy at being ranked #4. (photo by Mike Fischl)

3 Responses to “ Gagnon vs. Tamura Added to UFC 158 ”

  1. Brent Fryia says:

    Mitch has been upping his training a lot lately… I knew there was something in the works. Hope to get down to Montreal to see this one.

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  2. Robin Black says:

    This dude has so much passion and is aways always exciting.

    GO MITCH!

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  3. booboo says:

    GREAT FIGHT FOR MITCH , AT THE BELL , WERE HE HAS FOUGHT NUMBERS OF TIMES FOR RINGSIDE , FUCK I KNEW HE WAS A MONSTER AFTER I SAW THE GROULX FIGHT , HE FILLS HIS GAS TANK ON THIS FIGHT I SEE MITCH SUBBING THIS DUDE IN 1 . HATE TO SEE HIM GAS OUT , LIKE THE CARAWAY FIGHT . HE WILL DOMINATE THIS FIGHT IF HE CAN CONTROL THAT GAS TANK.

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