Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura bantamweight bout added to UFC 165 in Toronto

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Mitch Gagnon and Dustin Kimura will share the cage in a bantamweight bout at the UFC's next foray into Canada this September for UFC 165.

After recently announcing UFC 165 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, more contests are beginning to pour in for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's next trip north of the border.

Going to battle in a bantamweight bout at the Sept. 21, 2013, event at the Air Canada Centre will be Mitch Gagnon and Dustin Kimura.

Both men are coming off submission victories in their last trip to the cage and will be looking to make it two-straight victories inside the Octagon.

UFC officials recently announced the 135-pound match up.

Gagnon (9-2) has earned all nine of his professional victories by submission including a 69-second tap out of Walel Watson at the UFC's last trip to the Toronto in Sept. 2012.

The 28-year-old is 1-1 since joining the UFC with the lone defeat coming to Bryan Caraway in the "Fight of the Night" at UFC 149.

Kimura (10-0) pushed his undefeated streak to 10-straight fights when he made a successful UFC debut with a submission of Chico Camus at UFC 156 last February.

"The Diamond" has only gone to a decision once in his professional career and has defeated his last five opponents by (technical) knockout or submission.

It is unknown at this time if Gagnon vs. Kimura will take place on the preliminary portion of the card, or the main card, which will be available for purchase on pay-per-view (PPV).

UFC 165 features a light heavyweight championship main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson as well as an interim bantamweight title bout of Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland.

For more news and notes on UFC 165: "Jones vs. Gustafsson," be sure to visit our complete event archive here.


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