Laprise Vs. Li Added To UFC 206
London, Ontario’s own Chad “The Disciple” Laprise will take on China’s Jingliang Li when the
Octagon makes it’s return trip to Toronto for UFC 206.
Laprise won TUF Nations by defeating Olivier Aubin-Mercier in the finale before garnering 2 more victories over Yosdenis Cedeno and Bryan Barberena. “The Disciple” stepped up in competition and was handed back to back defeats at the hands of Francisco Trinaldo and Ross Pearson. He returned to the win column in his last outing defeating Thibault Gouti by first round TKO but Laprise missed weight by 3 pounds for that bout and has made the move to Welterweight.
Li a former Legend FC Welterweight champion and member of China Top Team signed with the UFC in 2014 going 1-1 in the Octagon that year with a win over David Michaud and a narrow loss to Nordine Taleb. 2015 was another 1-1 year in the UFC cage with an impressive TKO over Dhiego Lima and a submission loss to Keita Nakamura. With only 1 bout under his belt for 2016 so far a TKO win of Anton Zafir, Li will look to end his 1-1 yearly streak and welcome Laprise to the 170 lbs. division with a powerful right hand.
UFC 206 goes down December 10th from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The card is headlined by a Light Heavyweight title rematch between champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson.