Bantamweights Bryan Caraway and Mitch Gagnon became the first fighters officially scheduled to compete on July 21 at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
UFC officials announced the match-up on Monday. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo is expected to see action in the main event but does not have an opponet yet. The card will take place inside the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Caraway (16-5) made an impact on The Ultimate Fighter 14, advancing to the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Diego Brandao. He then went on to defeat Dustin Neace at the finale to earn his first UFC victory. Recently, Caraway has remained in the news due to issues between his girlfriend, Miesha Tate, and Ronda Rousey. Caraway got himself caught up in the middle of everything going on between Tate and Rousey, even threatening to knock Rousey’s teeth down her throat after she half-kiddingly challenged him to a fight but has since tried to clear the air in subsequent interviews.
Gagnon (8-1) will be making his Octagon debut on the show. He has won his last six fights, all by way submission.
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