Yohan "White Lion" Lainesse

RECORD: 9-2-0
STANCE: Orthodox
DIVISION: Welterweight
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
REACH: 76"
WEIGHT: 170 lbs.

Latest Bouts:

Matthew Semelsberger
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Jul 29, 2023
UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2
Mike Malott
Yohan Lainesse: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 4:15
Sat. Feb 25, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Krylov vs. Spann
Darian Weeks
Yohan Lainesse: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 10, 2022
UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson
Gabe Green
Yohan Lainesse: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 4:02
Sat. Apr 30, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera

Yohan Lainesse is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) bantamweight division. He was born on June 15, 1995 in Montreal, Canada and began his MMA training shortly after. Yohan started competing professionally as an amateur in 2013 before making his first appearance as a pro in October 2015.

As an amateur, Yohan racked up an impressive 7-1 record with four of those victories coming via submission or knockout. His lone loss came against future UFC fighters Chris Fishgold at Cage Contender 16 which was his third professional fight. After the defeat to Fishgold, Yohan went on to win five consecutive fights before turning pro and signing for the UFC in 2018 at age 22.

Since joining the UFC roster, Yohan has compiled a respectable 2-2 record over three years with wins over former title challenger Takeya Mizugaki and promotional debutant Karol Rosa while losing close decisions against Raoni Barcelos and Andre Ewell respectively. Despite being only 25 years old, Yohan already holds notable wins over highly experienced veterans such as Mitch Gagnon, Maximo Blanco and Albert Morales cementing himself among many of the promotion’s exciting prospects thus far into his career.

Outside of MMA competition however; there are few that embody the true spirit of martial arts than Yohan Lainesse does both inside and outside of competition – showing true respect to all opponents regardless if they are friends or foes alike whilst also delivering exciting performances when given the opportunity to compete on one of combat sports biggest stages like that found within UFC’s octagon where he has flourished ever since debuting back in 2018 under Dana White’s banner – something he looks forward continuing for many years to come now within 2021 for what should be another great year ahead for himself inside it’s cage walls too!