July 23, 1986 |
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||The Disciple|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Team||Adrenaline Training Center
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Firas Zahabi|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Chad Laprise (born July 23, 1986) is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist currently competing for the UFC in the lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2010, Laprise won The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, and has also formerly competed for Bellator MMA.
Mixed martial arts career
Laprise began his professional MMA career in June 2010 in his native Canada. In his first year fighting, he amassed a record of 4-0, with all of the wins coming via TKO in the first round.
Laprise fought for the Bellator MMA promotion twice in 2012. He defeated Josh Taveirne by submission in the first round at Bellator 64 in April and then returned to defeat Ainsley Robinson by decision at Bellator 76 in October.
The Ultimate Fighter: Nations
In December 2013, it was announced that Laprise would be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, representing Canada at welterweight. On the show, Laprise first defeated Chris Indich via decision  and Kajan Johnson via second round knockout. Laprise won the show by defeating Olivier Aubin-Mercier by split decision at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. He was also the recipient of bonus awards for Fight of the Season and Performance of the Season.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Laprise was expected to face Alan Patrick on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85. However, Laprise faced Ross Pearson at the event after Pearson's initial opponent Abel Trujillo was removed from their fight due to alleged visa issues restricted his travel to Australia. Patrick remained on the card against promotional newcomer Damien Brown. Laprise lost the fight via split decision.
Championships and awards
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Fight of the Season
- The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Performance of the Season
- The Ultimate Fighter Nations Welterweight Tournament Winner
- Fight of the Night (One times) vs. Bryan Barberena
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||12 wins||2 losses|
|Win||11–2||Thibault Gouti||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit||August 27, 2016||1||1:36||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||Catchweight (159 lbs) bout; Laprise missed weight.|
|Loss||10–2||Ross Pearson||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir||March 20, 2016||3||5:00||Brisbane, Australia|
|Loss||10–1||Francisco Trinaldo||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||1||2:43||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Win||10–0||Bryan Barberena||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 186||April 25, 2015||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||9–0||Yosdenis Cedeno||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine||October 4, 2014||3||5:00||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada||Return to Lightweight.|
|Win||8–0||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy||April 16, 2014||3||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Won The Ultimate Fighter Nations Welterweight Tournament.|
|Win||7–0||Derek Boyle||Decision (unanimous)||XFFC 2: East vs. West||July 20, 2013||3||5:00||Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||6–0||Ainsley Robinson||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 76||October 12, 2012||3||5:00||Windsor, Ontario, Canada||Lightweight debut.|
|Win||5–0||Josh Taveirne||Submission (triangle choke)||Bellator 64||April 6, 2012||1||2:48||Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||4–0||Andrew McInnes||TKO (punches)||PFC 1: Border Wars||July 16, 2011||1||2:29||Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||3–0||James Barber||TKO (punches)||XCC 64: Battle at the Border 10||August 28, 2010||1||1:08||Walpole Island, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Simonie Joannie||TKO (punches)||Fighting Spirit MMA 12: Furious||August 21, 2010||1||N/A||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||1–0||James Barber||TKO (punches)||Fighting Spirit MMA: Meltdown||June 26, 2010||1||N/A||London, Ontario, Canada|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||2 wins||0 losses|
|Win||2–0||Kajan Johnson||KO (punch)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia||March 19, 2014 (airdate)||2||N/A||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Semi-finals|
|Win||1–0||Chris Indich||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia||January 29, 2014 (airdate)||2||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Quarter-finals|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Holloway vs. Oliveira". UFC.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night MacDonald vs. Saffiedine". UFC.com. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
- "Chad Laprise on Twitter: "Thanks to my coach @Firas_Zahabi for promoting me to purple belt today!"". twitter.com. October 27, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- Zane Simon (December 3, 2013). "Report: TUF Nations cast announced". bloodyelbow.com.
- Mike Bohn (January 29, 2014). "Episode No. 3 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia’". mmajunkie.com.
- Mike Bohn (March 19, 2014). "Episode No. 10 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia’". mmajunkie.com.
- Dave Doyle (April 16, 2014). "TUF Nations Finale results: Chad Laprise decisions Olivier Aubin-Mercier". mmafighting.com.
- Keith Grienke (2014-04-14). "The Ultimate Fighter Nations Bonus Winners". topmmanews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
- Jason Floyd (2014-08-14). "Tickets for UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine go on sale next week". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
- Guilherme Cruz (2015-01-17). "Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway among latest additions to UFC 186 card in Montreal". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
- Ben Fowlkes (April 25, 2015). "UFC 186 results: Chad Laprise outstrikes, outworks Bryan Barberena for decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- Matt Erickson (2015-04-26). "UFC 186 bonuses: Yeah, duh – Demetrious Johnson got $50,000 for that craziness". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
- Tristen Critchfield (2015-07-10). "Chad Laprise to face Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon on Aug.23". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
- Ben Fowlkes (2015-08-23). "UFC Fight Night 74 results: Francisco Trinaldo smashes previously unbeaten Chad Laprise". mmajunkie.com.com. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
- Staff (2016-01-26). "Chad Laprise vs. Alan Patrick added to UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- Staff (2016-03-12). "Nguyen vs. Scoggins scrapped, Laprise now meets Pearson in UFC Fight Night 85 shuffle". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-03-19). "UFC Fight Night 85 results: Ross Pearson tops Chad Laprise with close and fun split call". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
- Staff (2016-07-04). "Thibault Gouti vs. Chad Laprise joins Vancouver's UFC on FOX 21 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
- Brent Brookhouse (2016-08-27). "UFC on FOX 21 results: Chad Laprise stops Thibault Gouti with strikes in 96 seconds". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- Staff (2016-10-14). "Chad Laprise returns to welterweight, meets Li Jingliang at UFC 206 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
- Shaun Al-Shatti (2016-11-16). "Chad Laprise injured, bout against Li Jingliang at UFC 206 scrapped". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
- Tristen Critchfield (2017-06-08). "Chad Laprise Steps in for Injured Alan Jouban, Meets Brian Camozzi at UFC 213". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08.