Chad Laprise
The Disciple
Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 6/10/2019
Hit with medical suspension
LightweightUFC
Out
December 10, 2018
Laprise was handed an 180-day medical suspension following his fight against Dhiego Lima on Saturday at UFC 231, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Laprise was dusted by Lima via KO (punch) in the first round of Saturday's bout in Toronto. The Canadian-native will require clearance from a physician in order to get back in the ring prior to the 180-day ban.
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Suffers second straight Round 1 KO loss
LightweightUFC
Out
December 8, 2018
Laprise lost to Dhiego Lima via KO (punch) at 1:37 of Round 1 at UFC 231 on Saturday in Toronto.
ANALYSIS
Given that Lima is one of the worst fighters on the UFC roster, it's safe to say that this loss is a crushing one for Laprise. When you add in the fact it came in his home country of Canada, it gets even worse. Laprise was in desperate need of a solid performance on the heels of his first-round knockout loss to the talented Vicente Luque in May and it never materialized. Laprise's dreams of entering the title picture in the UFC's welterweight division are over.
Scheduled to take on Lima at UFC 231
LightweightUFC
Out
August 26, 2018
Laprise will take on Dhiego Lima in a welterweight matchup at UFC 231 on December 8 in Toronto, Alexander K. Lee of MMAfighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After losing his last fight to Vicente Luque via knockout, Laprise will have the chance to get back into the win column. He's 2-1 since returning to the welterweight division with wins over Galore Bofando and Brian Camozzi. He'll return to his home nation of Canada to take on Lima after spending two of his last four outings north of the border.
Falls in the first round at UFC Chile
LightweightUFC
Out
May 19, 2018
Laprise lost to Vicente Luque via KO (punches) at 4:16 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Santiago, Chile.
ANALYSIS
Laprise needed to get this fight on the ground. He closed the distance early and secured a body lock. However, he was not able to drag the fight to the ground. He tried to keep up his movement on the outside, but it was only a matter of time. Luque eventually close the distance and dropped Laprise with a punch. The Canadian tried to recover, but Luque was all over him and finished the fight. This loss stopped a three-fight winning streak for Laprise.
Scheduled for May fight against Vicente Luque
LightweightUFC
Out
February 26, 2018
Laprise will fight Vicente Luque on May 19 at a UFC event in Santiago, Chile, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Laprise is 2-0 since moving up to 170 pounds last year but draws a surging 26-year-old Luque who has defeated five of his past six opponents by knockout or submission.
Hammers Galore Bofando for third straight win
LightweightUFC
Out
December 16, 2017
Laprise defeated Galore Bofando via TKO (punches) at 4:10 of Round 1 at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg.
ANALYSIS
One of the more underrated fighters in the company, Laprise generally finds a way to get the job done and Saturday was no different. He rebounded after being knocked down early by Bofando and ended up with a 42-13 edge in total strikes by the time the action came to a close. Laprise is now riding a three-fight winning streak with all three victories coming via knockout. He deserves a bit better opponent his next time out.