‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Stays at 170 Pounds, Faces Patrick Cote at UFC Fight Night in Ottawa

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 18, 2016

Donald Cerrone will stay at welterweight and face Patrick Cote in a featured bout at UFC Fight Night Ottawaon June 18.

Promotion officials confirmed the pairing on Friday afternoon. The event marks the UFC’s first trip to Ottawa; a venue for the card, which will be headlined by a 170-pound tilt between Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson, has not yet been announced.

After a first-round TKO loss to Rafael dos Anjos ended Cerrone’s eight-fight Octagon winning streak in December, “Cowboy” made a successful welterweight debut, submitting Alex Oliveira at UFC Fight Night in Pittsburgh on Feb. 21. The Jackson-Wink MMA standout is 16-4 over the course of his promotional tenure.

A former middleweight title challenger, Cote has experienced a resurgence during his latest UFC run, winning six of his last seven fights. “The Predator” went 3-0 in 2015, finishing Ben Saunders and Joshua Burkman while taking a decision against Joe Riggs.


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