Yohan Lainesse

White Lion

Canada

Suffers first pro defeat
WelterweightUFC
April 30, 2022
Lainesse lost to Gabriel Green via TKO (punches) at 4:02 of Round 2 at UFC on ESPN 35 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's the first loss of Lainesse's professional career and it comes in his UFC debut. A product of Dana White's Contender Series, Lainesse looked good in Round 1, landing the only takedown of the frame and finishing with a 25-16 edge in total strikes landed. All three judges gave him the frame. Lainesse appeared to be closing in on a stoppage win following a knockdown early in Round 2, but it was Green who was able to close the show following a wild exchange which included Lainesse absorbing some heavy shots. Green is a decent opponent and this was an entertaining fight, so there is zero doubt Lainesse -- who is just 29 years of age -- gets another fight with the company.
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UFC debut set for April
WelterweightUFC
February 16, 2022
Lainesse will take on Gabriel Green in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night on April 30.
ANALYSIS
Lainesse will make his UFC debut in the fight after starting his MMA career with eight consecutive victories. He won his most recent bout versus Justin Burlinson via TKO (strikes) in Round 1. The 29-year-old will take on Gabriel Green who has not fought since February 2021, beating Phil Rowe wia unanimous decision.
Quick finish earns contract
WelterweightUFC
November 2, 2021
Lainesse defeated Justin Burlinson via TKO (strikes) at 1:37 of Round 1 at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. After the show, he was one of two fighters to be awarded an official UFC contract.
ANALYSIS
Lainesse came into this battle of undefeated prospects as one of the bigger betting underdogs on the card, but he looked for the kill shot from the onset, and he got just that. It wasn't the most technical striking display, as Lainesse kind of tends to loop telegraphed shots, but when they connect, they put you to sleep. In this case, he whiffed a right hand but followed with a check left hook that sent Burlinson to the canvas, and only one follow-up shot was needed. He'll enter the UFC welterweight division with a perfect 8-0-0 record, and given it was a quick night at the office, he should be ready to make his official debut in short order.