UFC on FOX 26 results: Chad Laprise survives early knockdown, TKOs Galore Bofando in first

16 December 2017

Chad Laprise (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was in trouble early but gutted his way through an early knockdown to earn his own first-round finish of Galore Bofando (5-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC).

The welterweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC on FOX 26 event at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It aired on FS1 following an additional prelim on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of a main card on FOX.

Bofando opened the fight in his patented fashion, bouncing, spinning, switching stances and dropping his hands before landing a beautiful combination that sent his opponent crashing to the floor. A durable Laprise somehow recovered from the big blows and battled back to his feet before scoring a takedown of his own and getting to side control. From there, Laprise moved methodically into mount and began punching away. Bofando flailed underneath but couldn’t regain position and absorbed blow after blow until the contest was halted in the finale minute of the opening round.

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(MMAjunkie’s Mike Bohn and Ken Hathaway contributed to this report on site in Winnipeg.)

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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