Patrick Cote
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Announces retirement following Saturday's loss to Thiago Alves
April 8, 2017
Cote announced his retirement from MMA following his unanimous decision loss (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) to Thiago Alves at UFC 210 on Saturday in Buffalo.
It was a great career, but it's time. Known as one of the more durable, likable and complete fighters in welterweight history, Cote made his UFC debut against Tito Ortiz on short notice at UFC 50 on October 22, 2004. Cote told Joe Rogan that he planned on stepping aside no matter what the result was on Saturday, and he deserves credit for knowing that it's time to hang up the gloves. Cote has an engaging personality, and while he may not be an active competitor any more, it seems likely that we will see him again in the future in some sort of media-related role.
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Gets Thiago Alves Saturday at UFC 210
April 4, 2017
Cote (-160) is favored over Thiago Alves for their welterweight fight which will take place at UFC 210 on Saturday in Buffalo.
Cote had a three-fight winning streak snapped in his last fight against Donald Cerrone in June of 2016. The 37-year-old Canadian has a nice matchup here against Alves. Alves has shown a questionable chin of late and Cote excels in putting together combinations.
Patrick Cote: Looks completely lost against Donald Cerrone Saturday
June 18, 2016
Cote lost to Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) at 2:35 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Ottawa.
Cote was the much bigger fighter, as expected, but everyone apparently forgot that he isn't half the fighter that Cerrone is. Cote took a beating from the opening bell, absorbing a countless amount of leg kicks and getting knocked down on no less than three separate occasions. He had particular problems defending Cowboy's left hook, which repeatedly landed with authority. He also landed virtually no noticeable offensive strikes in the bout. Cote is 6-2 in his last eight fights dating back to November 2012, but at age-36, the days of Cote being able to beat the best fighters in the world are over.
Patrick Cote: Set for fight against Donald Cerrone in Ottawa Saturday
June 17, 2016
Cote (+135) is a slight underdog for his middleweight fight against Donald Cerrone that will take place at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Ottawa.
He has flown largely under the radar for the past five and a half years, but Cote is 6-1 in his last seven fights and his only loss during that span came against Stephen Thompson. It’s a rarely been pretty from Cote (a trait that he has displayed for virtually his entire career), but he is coming off back-to-back TKO victories over two tough customers in Josh Burkman and Ben Saunders. An argument can certainly be made that at age 36, Cote is fighting better than any point in his entire career. His aggressive striking style seems like a poor matchup against an opponent who throws as many kicks as Cerrone does, so it’s understandable why Cote is a decent-sized underdog here, but the fact that Cote is in a co-main event halfway through 2016 is a newsworthy event in itself.
Patrick Cote: Finishes Ben Saunders with hammer fists
January 17, 2016
Cote defeated Ben Saunders via TKO (punches) at 1:14 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night 81 on Sunday in Boston.
Cote appeared to pull off a 10-9 victory in Round 1 after nearly submitting Saunders via armbar, but it was his striking that ultimately won him the battle. He came out with several devastating combinations in Round 2, doing significant damage with uppercuts from the clinch. Saunders eventually dropped to the mat, where Cote was able to finish the job with hammer fists. Cote improves his professional record to 23-9 with one of the most impressive performances of the veteran's career.
Patrick Cote: Finishes Josh Burkman In Terrific Fight
August 23, 2015
Cote defeated Josh Burkman via TKO at 1:26 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Saskatoon, Canada.
What a war between two of the veterans of the sport. Both men had their moments and both men landed a ton of monster shots. Cote's chin is the only reason that he lasted as long as he did. With the crowd behind him, Cote managed to dig deep and landed one gigantic right hand that led to the finish. He is already 35-years old, but with five wins in his last six fights, Cote seems to be getting better with age. He called out Hector Lombard after the fight, which seems like a terrible idea, but that won't take the shine off of what was a terrific bout.