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TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: (R-L) Dustin Kimura kicks Mitch Gagnon in their UFC bantamweight bout at the Air Canada Center on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mitch Gagnon; Dustin Kimura
TRAINING: A typical day of training varies, but for the most part I train twice a day. As the fight date approaches I bring it down to one a day and I keep the session short.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2006. I always competed in combat sports and when I heard there was a school in my town that taught MMA, I joined and never stopped going.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am ranked 4th in Canada in the bantamweight division and 5th in the featherweight division. I hold the Ringside Featherweight title.
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s something I have been dreaming about since my first fight and I’ve never stopped moving towards this goal. It means a lot to me.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Personal Trainer
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Knees