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TUF Nations Finale live blog: Chad Laprise vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Chad Laprise will try to hand Olivier Aubin-Mercier his first career loss at TUF Nations Finale.
Chad Laprise will try to hand Olivier Aubin-Mercier his first career loss at TUF Nations Finale.

This is the TUF Nations Finale live blog for Chad Laprise vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier, a welterweight bout at Wednesday night's UFC event at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Laprise, who is 7-0 in his career, will face Aubin-Mercier, who is 4-0 in his career, on the main card for the TUF Nations welterweight title.

Check out the TUF Nations Finale live blog below.

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Round 1: Yves Lavigne is the referee in charge. Laprise is orthodox while Aubin-Mercier is southpaw. Aubin-Mercier throws a head kick and can't get it, twice. Laprise responds with an inside leg kick. And another. Laprise is on his horse, moving constantly. Aubin-Mercier eventually reaches for a clinch, but Laprise frees himself, but Laprise is bleeding under his left eye. Good right hand whacks Aubin-Mercier. Aubin-Mercier shoots for a double against the fence, but Laprise sprawls. Another failed clinch attempt from Aubin-Mercier. Decent body kick from Aubin-Mercier, but Laprise reacts with an outside leg kick, then drives his countryman back with a series of punches.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Laprise

Round 2: Aubin-Mercier is trying to corner Laprise and is being chewed up on the inside with punches from Laprise. Good shot from Aubin-Mercier against the fence, which is a single he changes to a double. He lifts Laprise and slams him to the mat. Aubin-Mercier attempts a guillotine, but Laprise moves to the opposite side of Aubin-Mercier's body and escapes. Hard body shot now from Laprise. Aubin-Mercier throwing kicks to the right side of Laprise's body over and over and even lands a decent left hand. Laprise now doing the stalking and cracks Aubin-Mercier with an overhand right. Jumping jab from Laprise cracks Aubin-Mercier and Laprise hasn't slowed in his movement at all.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Laprise

Round 3: Aubin-Mercier jumps on Laprise's legs, but can't finish the takedown. Good left, though, from the Quebec native. Nicely-timed Aubin-Mercier double leg, but Laprise manages to get back to his feet almost immediately. He breaks Aubin-Mercier's grip and separates. Good middle kick and another from Aubin-Mercier. Laprise drills Aubin-Mercier on a clinch break and slips, but moves to his feet almost immediately. Hard one-two from Laprise forces a desperation shot from Aubin-Mercier, but nothing doing. Laprise catches a kick from Aubin-Mercier and kicks out the post leg, but doesn't follow his opponent to the ground. Spinning back kick from Laprise manages to find the mark, although a follow-up misses. Laprise going hard at the end of the round, nailing Aubin-Mercier with a crushing left to the body.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Laprise and the fight 30-27 for Laprise

Official result: Chad Laprise def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (29-28 Aubin-Mercier, 29-28, Laprise, 30-27 Laprise)

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