Chad Laprise

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Chad Laprise
Born (1986-07-23) July 23, 1986 (age 30)
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Other names The Disciple
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)[2]
Fighting out of London, Ontario, Canada
Team Adrenaline Training Center
Tristar Gym
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Firas Zahabi[3]
Years active 2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 12
By knockout 5
By submission 2
By decision 5
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
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[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

Bellator MMA[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4] On the show, Laprise first defeated Chris Indich via decision [5] and Kajan Johnson via second round knockout.[6] Laprise won the show by defeating Olivier Aubin-Mercier by split decision at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.[7] He was also the recipient of bonus awards for Fight of the Season and Performance of the Season.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Laprise faced Yosdenis Cedeno in a lightweight bout on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54.[9] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Laprise next faced Bryan Barberena on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186.[10] Laprise won the fight by unanimous decision.[11] The win also earned Laprise his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[12]

Laprise faced Francisco Trinaldo on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74.[13] Laprise lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[14]

Laprise was expected to face Alan Patrick on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85.[15] 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.[16] Laprise lost the fight via split decision.[17]

Laprise next faced Thibault Gouti on August 27, 2016 at UFC on Fox 21.[18] After missing weight for the fight, coming in four pounds heavy, He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[19]

Laprise was expected to face Li Jingliang in a welterweight bout on December 10, 2016 at UFC 206.[20] However, Laprise pulled out of the fight on November 16 citing an undisclosed injury.[21]

Laprise is expected to face Brian Camozzi on July 8, 2017 at UFC 213.[22]

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Holloway vs. Oliveira". Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night MacDonald vs. Saffiedine". Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chad Laprise on Twitter: "Thanks to my coach @Firas_Zahabi for promoting me to purple belt today!"". October 27, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ Zane Simon (December 3, 2013). "Report: TUF Nations cast announced". 
  5. ^ Mike Bohn (January 29, 2014). "Episode No. 3 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia’". 
  6. ^ Mike Bohn (March 19, 2014). "Episode No. 10 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia’". 
  7. ^ Dave Doyle (April 16, 2014). "TUF Nations Finale results: Chad Laprise decisions Olivier Aubin-Mercier". 
  8. ^ Keith Grienke (2014-04-14). "The Ultimate Fighter Nations Bonus Winners". Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  9. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-08-14). "Tickets for UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine go on sale next week". Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  10. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-01-17). "Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway among latest additions to UFC 186 card in Montreal". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  11. ^ Ben Fowlkes (April 25, 2015). "UFC 186 results: Chad Laprise outstrikes, outworks Bryan Barberena for decision". Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  12. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-04-26). "UFC 186 bonuses: Yeah, duh – Demetrious Johnson got $50,000 for that craziness". Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  13. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-07-10). "Chad Laprise to face Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon on Aug.23". Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  14. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-08-23). "UFC Fight Night 74 results: Francisco Trinaldo smashes previously unbeaten Chad Laprise". Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  15. ^ Staff (2016-01-26). "Chad Laprise vs. Alan Patrick added to UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia". Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  16. ^ Staff (2016-03-12). "Nguyen vs. Scoggins scrapped, Laprise now meets Pearson in UFC Fight Night 85 shuffle". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  17. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-03-19). "UFC Fight Night 85 results: Ross Pearson tops Chad Laprise with close and fun split call". Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  18. ^ Staff (2016-07-04). "Thibault Gouti vs. Chad Laprise joins Vancouver's UFC on FOX 21 lineup". Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  19. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-08-27). "UFC on FOX 21 results: Chad Laprise stops Thibault Gouti with strikes in 96 seconds". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  20. ^ Staff (2016-10-14). "Chad Laprise returns to welterweight, meets Li Jingliang at UFC 206 in Toronto". Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  21. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2016-11-16). "Chad Laprise injured, bout against Li Jingliang at UFC 206 scrapped". Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  22. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-06-08). "Chad Laprise Steps in for Injured Alan Jouban, Meets Brian Camozzi at UFC 213". Retrieved 2017-06-08. 

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