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UFC 165: Gagnon Fighting Kimura

Kelsey Mowatt

Mitch Gagnon

The line-up for UFC 165 continues to near completion, as the promotion has announced that Canadian bantamweight Mitch Gagnon will take on Hawaii’s undefeated Dustin Kimura. To date, eight fights have been confirmed now for the September 21st event, which will go down at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario.

Gagnon (12-2) hasn’t fought since the last time the UFC headed to Toronto, as the 28 year-old fighter tapped out Walel Watson with a first round, rear-naked-choke at UFC 152. Prior to that Gagnon was submitted by Brian Caraway at UFC 149 last July, which marked the fighter’s Octagon debut.

Kimura (10-) is coming off a successful UFC debut in February, as “The Diamond” tapped out Chico Camus in the third round with a rear-naked-choke at UFC 156. The 24 year-old bantamweight had won nine straight while competing in Hawaii, before making his way to the UFC.

UFC 165 will be headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, and will also feature a bantamweight fight between interim champ Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland.

Some of the other bouts that have been confirmed for the card to date include “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar, Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci and Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thompson. The card is shaping up pretty nicely.

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