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Welterweight Division

Not Fighting

"White Lion"

Yohan Lainesse

Welterweight Division

9-3-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

5

First Round Finishes

Yohan Lainesse

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Yohan Lainesse's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Montreal, Canada
Trains at
Tristar
Fighting style
Striker
Age
31
Height
71.00
Weight
170.80
Octagon Debut
Apr. 30, 2022
Reach
75.50
Leg reach
39.00
  • Pro since 2018

     
  • Six wins by KO

     
  • Five first-round finishes

UFC 297 (1/20/24) Lainesse was submitted by Sam Patterson via rear naked choke at 2:03 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (2/25/23) Lainesse was submitted by Mike Malott via arm triangle choke at 4:15 of the first round 

UFC 279 (9/10/22) Lainesse won a three round split decision over Darian Weeks 

UFC on ESPN (4/30/22) Lainesse was stopped by Gabe Green via strikes at 4:02 of the second round

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode 10 (11/2/21) Lainesse knocked out Justin Burlinson at 1:37 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? Four years ago



What ranks and titles have you held? Ranking # 6 Canada and # 2 Quebec and # 3 Pennsylvania



Do you have any heroes? Muhammad Ali



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My dream come true.



Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Professional Study diploma



What was your job before you started fighting? Boxing coach, trainer



Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur welterweight champion of organization Fight Quest in Kanawakee, Qc Canada



Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Cage Fury welterweight champion in 2021



Favorite grappling technique: Double leg



Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee