Chad Laprise vs. Jingliang Li Set for UFC 206 in Toronto
By: Mike Sloan Oct 14, 2016
A welterweight bout between contenders Chad
Laprise and Jingliang
Li has been tacked onto the UFC 206 card.
UFC officials announced the matchup on Friday afternoon.
UFC 206 takes place on Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto,
Canada, which is Laprise’s hometown. Laprise, the winner of “The
Ultimate Fighter: Nations,” will move back up to 170 pounds after
announcing recently that he will no longer campaign as a
lightweight. “The Disciple” last fought at UFC on Fox 21, where he
Gouti in just 96 seconds, but the Adrenaline Training Center
fighter missed the 155-pound weight limit by three pounds.
Li, meanwhile, is aiming to string together consecutive wins inside
the Octagon for the first time in career. “The Leech” is coming off
a first-round knockout win over Anton Zafir
at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale, but the Chinese veteran has
flip-flopped between wins and losses ever since signing on with the
UFC 206 is slated to be anchored by the light heavyweight
championship between titleholder Daniel
Cormier and Anthony
Johnson and will air on pay-per-view. The prelims will air on
UFC Fight Pass before moving to Fox Sports 1.