Next up: Canadian Chad Laprise and France’s Thibault Gouti. Laprise won a season of TUF (TUF Nations), whereas Gouti is a TUF vet who trains at Greg Jackson’s gym in New Mexico.
Laprise strides out to the center of the cage and starts landing hard leg-kicks, which forces Gouti to turn up the heat and stalk him down with strikes of his own. But apparently Laprise has got a killer right hand he keeps in his pocket and takes out when he’s moving backwards, because that’s what he unleashes on Gouti to drop him. The Frenchman is stunned, and Laprise is on him, stunning him repeatedly until the ref jumps in.
Results: Chad Laprise def. Thibault Gouti via TKO (punches) at 1:36, R1