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UFC 165 Prelims: Mitch Gagnon Chokes Out Dustin Kimura

UFC 165 Prelims: Mitch Gagnon Chokes Out Dustin Kimura

Mitch Gagnon’s 10th career submission victory will be one he never forgets, as the Ontario native choked out Dustin Kimura Saturday night at UFC 165.

With the win, Gagnon has now won all of his 10 career fights via submission, improving to 2-1 in the UFC. Last September, he finished Walel Watson via submission, as well.

A knee injury, though, left Gagnon to rehab and miss out on a chance to string together a win streak until this weekend.

“I am coming for you,” Gagnon said. “I was going to make it exciting whether he liked it or not.”

Gagnon took a hard body shot from Kimura that he admitted “hurt.”

“He came swarming in,” he said. “I took it and was able to recover. Dustin’s a stud.”

Gagnon, who lost to Bryan Caraway in his UFC debut in 2012, has made all 12 of his pro fights in Canada. Once he locked up the guillotine choke, he was surprised Kimura didn’t tap.

“I don’t know why (he didn’t tap out),” Gagnon stated. “It was tight.”

UFC president Dana White took notice, posting on Twitter that it was an “awesome fight and HUGE win” for the Canadian.

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