News Tristan Connelly returns April 11

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  1. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/T...-Silva-Coelho-at-UFC-Event-on-April-11-169041

    Tristan Connelly, the Canadian scrapper who defeated Michel Pereira on 6 days notice is finally making his return to the Octagon, at his natural weightclass of 155.

    He is fighting Brazilian prospect Alex da Silva Coelho (21-2, 1-1 UFC)

    https://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Alex-da-Silva-Coelho-153799

    Connelly's upset of the overhyped Pereira was one of my favourite UFC moments of 2019, and I am looking forward to seeing him with a full camp, in his proper weightclass. Connelly is 9-1 in his last 10 and is well-rounded and tough as hell.
    I think there are many interesting matchups for him at 155.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Fun fighter to watch, good to see he has a fight lined up. Hope he does well.
     
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    The Canadians will be over the moon
     
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    Awesome. I hope he does well.
     
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    Me too. I'm cautiously optimistic.
     
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    I am hoping for the best but preparing for the worst with this guy, I actually live near him. Big fan but just trying to be realistic here.
     
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    Yeah it seems like a very long time with no fight announcement. I was glad to see the article.
     
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    We sure are, bud!
     
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    TBH I don't expect too much either, but I do think he could have a decent career in the UFC.
     
  10. BEATDOWNS Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Nice it was awesome watching him derail the Pereira hype job
     
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    Finally, a star has returned to MMA in 2020.
     
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    I'm excited as well -- he gave zero fucks that fight and fought 15 hard minutes. That was a very inspiring performance and I can't wait to see him throw down at 155. He made a lot of fans that night.
     
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    I am pouring a glass of maple syrup right now to celebrate.
     
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    with a hockey stick all while maintaining a fairly impressive ( if i do say so myself ) moose knuckle
     
  16. BEATDOWNS Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Hey does anyone have change for a toonie, two loonies will do just fine, eh!
     
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    Will give benefit that he's got more to offer than a boring ground game. Do something worthy of a movie like Brennan Conlon
     
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    His short notice win over Pereira had me so hyped. I was rooting for him so hard. That was a great night.

    glad he’ll be back, can’t wait to see what he looks like on a full camp
     
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    I do love a good hypetrainwreck.
     
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    Thats cool, but theres a good chance he was just in a right place, right time situation and had his 15 minutes of fame, and will look very average in his next fight against a younger/better prospect.
     

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