UFC 152: What We Learned from Mitch Gagnon vs Walel Watson

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UFC 152: What We Learned from Mitch Gagnon vs Walel Watson
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Opponents Mitch Gagnon and Walel Watson face off during the UFC 152 weigh in at Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens on September 21, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Mitch Gagnon gets the Canadians off to a good start at UFC 152 in Toronto!

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was talking early about how Gagnon needed to get on the inside if he wanted to land on the taller, longer Walel Watson, and Gagnon did just that it. Less than a minute into the fight Gagnon landed a big left hand, countering a superman punch from Watson, that dropped his opponent.

From there, Gagnon was able to capitalize on Watson being separated from his senses, taking his back and sinking in the rear-naked choke.

Quick fight and a big in for Gagnon.

 

What we'll remember about the fight

The punch and the finish.

It wasn't a long fight (1:09), so there isn't really much that you can forget. Good, short fight and a definite crowd-pleaser.

 

What we learned about Mitch Gagnon

He has good power and solid composure.

Not only did Gagnon land a big punch that dropped his opponent, but he also remained calm afterwards, capitalizing on his advantage quickly, but without making mistakes.

 

What we learned about Walel Watson

His chin is susceptible to being really hard?

Unfortunately Watson didn't get to show us much in this fight. Coming off three UFC losses in a row, there's a good chance he'll be released from the promotion.

 

What's next for Mitch Gagnon

Johnny Eduardo is also 1-1 at bantamweight. Hook 'em up.

 

What's next for Walel Watson

Cut 'em!

 

Andrew Barr is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a stand-up comedian. Check him out on Twitter @AndrewBarr8.

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