B.C.’s Tristan Connelly to fight Brazilian in next UFC outing


Welterweight fighter Tristan Connelly seen during a UFC official weigh-in in Richmond, B.C., in 2019. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

TORONTO – B.C. lightweight Tristan (Boondock) Connelly will face Brazil’s Alex da Silva on April 11 in a UFC Fight Night card in Portland.

The main event at the Moda Center features heavyweights Alistair (The Demolition Man) Overeem and Walt (The Big Ticket) Harris. Overeem is ranked eighth among heavyweight contenders while Harris is No. 9.

Connelly (14-6-0) is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win in his UFC debut over Michel Pereira last September. The Victoria native, a late addition to the card, moved up to welterweight to debut in his adopted Vancouver home.

Connelly earned US$100,000 in bonuses for the victory.

Da Silva (21-2-0) has split his two UFC bouts.

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