A welterweight contest has been added to the upcoming UFC on FOX 26 fight card as Chad Laprise vs Galore Bofando has been added to the event.
UFC on Fox 26 will be held on December 16, 2017, at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The event will be the second that the promotion has hosted in Winnipeg, following UFC 161 in June 2013.
The UFC announced the bout.
After winning The Ultimate Fighter Nations welterweight series has gone 4-2 under the UFC banner and 2-0 in his last two. A TKO win over Thibault Gouti at UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit was followed by a return to welterweight following a stint at lightweight to KO Brian Camozzi at UFC 213 earning the Canadian a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.
Following a win over Kes Mamba at UCMMA 42, Bofando earned a UFC call-up to meet Charlie Ward at UFC Fight Night 113. Bofando won the bout in the first round with a bizarre slam knockout.
With this bout, UFC on FOX 26 now looks like this:
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Jared Cannonier
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Vitor Miranda vs. Julian Marquez
Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins
Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov
Chad Laprise vs. Galore Bofando
John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo