Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
Round 1: Caraway misses with a combination but lands a left hook. Caraway pushes forward with a right hand. Gagnon drops under and secures a takedown. Gagnon takes his back but Caraway rolls and gets to guard. Gagnon postures up and lands a couple of punches. Caraway works for an arm bar. Gagnon defends it. Gagnon stands and lands big left hands. Caraway takes several heavy left hands. Caraway covers and controls Gagnon’s head. Caraway gets back to his feet. Gagnon presses him against the cage. Caraway looks for a trip but Gagnon slams him to the canvas. Caraway quickly bounces back to his feet only to be slammed again. Caraway, again, gets right back to his feet. They works inside the clinch along the cage. Gagnon lands a knee. Caraway fires back with a combination and secures a takedown with a minute remaining in the round. Caraway moves to half guard. He works to pass Gagnon’s guard. He does and advances to the mount position. He lands eblows as Gagnon covers. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Gagnon.
Round 2: Gagnon opens the round with an outside leg kick. Caraway works his jab. Gagnon jumps in with a left hook. Caraway looks for a takedown but Gagnon fends it off. Gagnon lands a combination. He presses Caraway against the cage and delivers a hard knee. He opens up with a flurry. He lands another knee but Caraway gets the fight to the ground. Caraway takes his back. Caraway lands a series of short left hands. He’s softening up Gagnon with left hands. Two minutes remain in the round. Caraway works to flatten him out. He has full back mount. Caraway unleashes punches and hammer fists. Gagnon rolls and Caraway has his back. Caraway works for a rear naked choke. Gagnon defends it and spins. He gains top position and takes Caraway’s back. They’re back to their feet. Gagnon lands a solid knee to the chin from the clinch. Caraway goes for a takedown at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Caraway.
Round 3: Gagnon misses with a lead left hook. Caraway moves in with a left hand and eats a counter. Caraway works for a double leg takedown. He gets it and takes Gagnon’s back. He applies a body triangle and lands short right hands to the side of Gagnon’s head. Caraway delivers punches to the body. Caraway locks in a rear naked choke. Gagnon defends momentarily but eventually has to tap out to the choke. Caraway wins by submission.
The official time of the submission was 1:39 of the third round.