Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima added to UFC 231 in Toronto

A welterweight matchup between a Canadian and a Brazilian both looking to return to the win column is the latest addition to UFC 231.

UFC officials recently announced that “The Ultimate Fighter Nations” winner Chad Laprise (13-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) will take on two-time “The Ultimate Fighter” finalist Dhiego Lima (12-7 MMA, 1-5 UFC) at the Dec. 8 event, which takes places at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Canada’s Laprise, 32, in his most recent outing suffered a disappointing knockout loss to Vicente Luque at May’s UFC Fight Night 129 event, a result that snapped a three-fight winning streak built on three consecutive TKO victories.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s Lima, 29, finds himself in desperate need of a victory after suffering three consecutive official losses. The run doesn’t tell the whole story, since Lima did score three exhibition wins on “The Ultimate Fighter 25” during that stretch before coming short in the finale in an official contest against Jesse Taylor. Still, Lima would like to register a victory.

With the addition to the card, UFC 231 now includes:

  • Champ Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega – for featherweight title
  • Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns

For more on UFC 231, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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