Mixed Martial Arts

Canadian Cote to meet Voelker in welterweight debut

The Canadian Press
12/21/2012 5:14:17 PM
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TORONTO -- Patrick (The Predator) Cote will make his debut at welterweight against Strikeforce's (Vicious) Bobby Voelker at UFC 158 in Montreal.

Voelker (24-8) has won his last three in Strikeforce.

Cote (19-8) had been slated to meet Alessio Sakara in a rematch on the March 16 card at the Bell Centre. But the Italian middleweight was forced to drop out due to health reasons.

Cote then announced he was dropping down to 170 pounds.

A dazed Cote won when they met at UFC 154 in November after Sakara was disqualified for illegal blows to the head.

The 32-year-old from Montreal has fought 13 times over several stints in the UFC. All have been at middleweight (185 pounds) with the exception of his debut at UFC 50 in October 2004 when he fought Tito Ortiz at light-heavyweight as a late injury replacement.

Cote's 5-8 UFC resume includes a title loss to champion Anderson Silva at UFC 90 in October 2008, when the Canadian blew out his knee and was unable to continue.

Cote reached the final of Season 4 of "The Ultimate Fighter," which featured veterans making a comeback, but lost to Travis Lutter.

Patrick Cote (Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


(Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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