Breaking: UFC on Fox 2 Loses Bantamweight Bout

January 25, 2012
7 Comments

A bantamweight bout between Johnny Bedford and Mitch Gagnon scheduled for Saturday’s UFC on Fox 2 fight card in Chicago has been cancelled.

UFC officials on Wednesday informed MMAWeekly.com that the bout had to be shelved when last-minute visa issues kept Gagnon from making the trip from Canada to the United States.

Bedford (18-9-1) was looking to make his second start in the Octagon since TKO’ing a green-haired Louis Gaudinot at The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 Finale in December.

Gagnon (7-1), however, was derailed in the final hours before making the trek to Chicago. UFC on Fox 2 was to be the Canadian’s Octagon debut.

Bedford will still be paid his show money, according to UFC officials.

With the loss of the Bedford vs. Gagnon bout, a heavyweight tilt between Joey Beltran and Lavar Johnson will move onto the three-hour UFC on Fuel TV preliminary bout telecast. That leaves Chris Camozzi vs. Dustin Jacoby as the lone bout to stream live on Facebook.


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  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    “Bedford will still be paid his show money, according to UFC officials.”

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    I believe he still has to make weight in order to get paid.

    • http://MMAWeekly.com Ken Pishna

      UFC officials already stated that he will get his show money. I don’t think they are going to require him to make weight considering the circumstances.

      They are a privately held company, so they don’t have to require him to make weight if they choose not to.

      • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

        I mention it because that’s been their policy in the past. They’ve made several guys make weight in order to get their show money even after their opponent has dropped out. Don’t know if that’s the case here or not.

        Reach out to Bedford and see what he’s been told. Might be a good follow on story for the site.

        • MachstarF5

          Who has that happened to before?

  • Iamrozylo

    They may want him to keep on weight in case they find a last minute replacement.

  • borderlon99

    He would have to make weight if his opponent missed weight and he wanted to exercise his right to take a percentage of his opponents purse.Like when Johnson wasn’t going to make weight. Vitor could have stopped cutting weight and they would have fought at LH but he would have only been paid what was in his contract. He chose to make 185 and took 20 percent of Johnson’s purse.

  • pooby

    This is a pretty solid card for a free show.