Chad Laprise continued Canada’s winning ways at UFC Winnipeg on Saturday.
The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia welterweight winner Chad Laprise returned to action at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday. Laprise, once again swimming the deep waters of the welterweight division after a stint at lightweight, put his two-fight win streak on the line against Galore Bofando. Bofando was making his sophomore appearance in the promotion at UFC Winnipeg. In his debut, he picked up an impressive slam KO of Charlie Ward.
Despite both men turning pro in 2010, Laprise had twice the number of fights heading into their battle in Winnipeg on Saturday.
Both men were light on their feet early, with Bofando staying loose with his hands down. In a flash, he had dropped Laprise with essentially the very first punch. The right hand planted Laprise on his back, and he looked stunned. Laprise managed to recover, however, hanging on to Bofando, who had followed him to the ground. Back on the feet Laprise initiated a clinch and scored a takedown via a trip, shifting momentum and moving into side control. He’d work his way to mount, and begin launching a flurry of shots from the top. While Bofando would hold on initially, Laprise’s ground and pound soon began to make an impact, and England’s Bofando was unable to escape.
That brought in the ref, and Laprise joined fellow Canadians Jordan Mein, John Makdessi, and Nordine Taleb in the winner’s circle at UFC Winnipeg.
Chad Laprise def. Galore Bofando by TKO, Round 1, 4:10