Bryan Caraway Vs. Mitch Gagnon Booked For Bantamweight Bout At UFC 149 In Calgary

Photo by Esther Lin for MMAFighting.com

The UFC's Calgary debut in July, which will serve as UFC 149, now has its first official bout, as the UFC's Canada office tweeted today that Canada's own, Mitch Gagnon, will make his UFC debut against TUF 14 semifinalist, Bryan Caraway, who will be moving down from 145 lbs.:

Sudbury's own Mitch Gagnon is confirmed for in Calgary card as he faces bantamweight Bryan 'Kid Lightning' Caraway

Gagnon appeared on BloodyElbow.com's 2011 World Scouting Report as the #10-ranked featherweight, but he has since been competing at 135 lbs. Now riding a six-fight winning streak, the submission specialist who trains with Team Shredder was supposed to make his UFC debut as a short-notice replacement against Johnny Bedford in November, but visa issues prevented Gagnon from getting into the U.S. in time for the fight, and he'll now make his debut in his homeland instead.

Caraway, a member of Team Alpha Male along with his current significant other and former Strikeforce women's champion, Miesha Tate, hasn't seen action since he submitted Dustin Neace on the TUF 14 Finale card. "Kid Lightning" will have a significant experience advantage over Gagnon as he's faced much stiffer competition during his previous stints in Strikeforce, EliteXC, and the WEC, but we'll see if his top-notch wrestling abilities are enough to fend off the submissions of the Canadian newcomer.

Mitch Gagnon (8-1)
W David Harris (submission - guillotine) - Ringside MMA 12
W Rejean Groulx (submission - slam) - Ringside MMA 10
W Guillaume Lamarche (submission - guillotine) - Ringside MMA 6
Bryan "Kid Lightning" Caraway (16-5)
W Dustin Neace (submission - RNC) - TUF 14 Finale
W Marlin Weikel (submission - RNC) - CageSport 13
L Fredson Paixao (split decision) - WEC 50

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