Yohan Lainesse

White Lion

Canada

Takes decision in UFC 279 opener
WelterweightUFC
September 10, 2022
Lainesse defeated Darian Weeks via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 279 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
This was expected to be the closest fight on the entire card according to the Vegas odds, and it played out exactly that way. Lainesse's best round was the first. He cracked Weeks with a handful of power shots and was able to get out of the way before his opponent was able to return fire. Yohan became increasing less effective as the fight progressed, but Weeks was unable to create any separation, particularly in Round 3. Both men could have easily been awarded this fight, and Lainesse is fortunate two of the three judges saw it for him. The 30-year-old Canadian improves to 1-1 in his first two UFC bouts.
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Picks up new opponent
WelterweightUFC
August 11, 2022
Lainesse is set to take on Darian Weeks in a welterweight bout at UFC 279 on Sept. 10, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Lainesse fell to Gabriel Green during his UFC debut in April, and he will look to bounce back against Darian Weeks. The 6-foot-1 Canadian fighter will face an opponent in Weeks also searching for his first UFC win.
Fight called off
WelterweightUFC
July 26, 2022
The proposed fight between Lainesse and Miguel Baeza is no longer scheduled to happen at UFC 279, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
The fight was reported earlier today, but it was later redacted due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Baeza. Lainesse is set to remain on the card against an opponent to be named later.
Taking on Miguel Baeza
WelterweightUFC
July 26, 2022
Lainesse is set to take on Miguel Baeza at UFC 279 on Sept. 10, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Lainesse made his UFC debut on Apr. 30, falling to Gabriel Green in a Round 2 KO. The 6-foot-1 Canadian will look to score his first win in UFC action when he takes on Miguel Baeza at UFC 279.
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.
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.