Mohamed Ado answers when opportunity knocks

Jan 13, 2024

TORONTO – Mohamed Ado answers when opportunity knocks.

Fans shouldn’t be surprised that he jumped at the opportunity to take a short-notice fight at Unified 55 on Jan. 19 in Toronto at Rebel Entertainment Complex, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass.

The 23-year-old Niger product takes on his toughest task yet, the hard-hitting Chris Chapman (5-5), in a 180-pound catchweight fight on Unified 55’s Main Card.

“My coach said he had fight news. I was thinking it might be for April, but it was two weeks away,” Ado says with a laugh. “I didn’t even know who the opponent was or what weight the fight would be at, but I said, ‘Sure – let’s do it.’ ”

Ado balances his fighting career with a full course load at the University of Ottawa and another full-time job, but he prides himself on always being ready to step into the cage. It’s also not often that a young fighter has a chance to compete in front of UFC President Dana White, who will be ringside at Unified 55 taping an episode of his hit reality TV program “Lookin’ for a Fight.”

White and his crew will be attending Unified 55 to scout Canada’s top talent and offer life-changing UFC contracts to the fighters who put on the most spectacular performances.

“I simply couldn’t pass this opportunity up,” Ado says. “Let’s go.”


Unified MMA is Canada’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, showcasing the country’s top-ranked fighters, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass. The organization has successfully promoted 54 events across Canada since it was founded in 2009, and has propelled several athletes to the UFC’s Octagon.