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Chad Laprise replaces Alan Jouban, meets Brian Camozzi at UFC 213

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This year’s International Fight Week festivities will have a little more Canadian flare with the addition of Chad Laprise to July’s UFC 213 event.

Laprise (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been added to the card in a welterweight bout with Brian Camozzi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who needed a new opponent on short notice after Alan Jouban was forced to withdraw from their matchup due to a foot injury.

UFC officials today announced the bout following an initial report from Sportsnet.ca.

UFC 213 takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Laprise hasn’t competed since UFC on FOX 21 in August where he earned a TKO win over Thibault Gouti in just 96 seconds. Laprise, who won “The Ultimate Fighter: Nations” in 2014, missed the lightweight limit by three pounds against Gouti, forcing him to opt for a change in weight class.

The bout at UFC 213 will mark Laprise’s first fight at welterweight since he won his season of “TUF” more than three years ago.

Camozzi, meanwhile, has been thrown into challenging matchups from the outset of his UFC career, and that won’t change against Laprise. The younger brother of 19-fight octagon veteran Chris Camozzi made his promotional debut on short notice, losing to Randy Brown by second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 102 in December.

For his second appearance Camozzi, 25, was paired against a dangerous foe in Jouban. That fell through, but Laprise still represents arguably the biggest challenge of his young career.

The latest UFC 213 card now includes:

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Travis Browne vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
  • Brian Camozzi vs. Chad Larprise

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie