MMA Crossfire – Canada's Mitch Gagnon and former champ Renan Barao collide at UFC Fight Night 58

Former UFC world bantamweight champion Renan Barao (32-2-0, 1 NC) will return to the octagon against Canadian Mitch Gagnon (12-2-0) at UFC Fight Night 58.

Barao fell ill on the eve of UFC 177 trying to cut weight for his rematch with current champion TJ Dillashaw.

Joe Soto filled in and lost a fourth round TKO.

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Gagnon, who impressively finished Roman Salazar at UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs Saffiedine, has his work cut out for him.

Renan Barao

Renan Barao punches T.J. Dillashaw in their bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 173 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Barao has lost once in the last ten years.

But Gagnon, the pride of Sudbury, has won ten of his last eleven bouts.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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