The Predator Looks to Prey on Pitbull at UFC 210

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Patrick Cote (photo: Mike Fischl)

A new Welterweight bout has recently been announced by UFC officials as two of the longest tenured fighter in the UFC will clash at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. Quebec’s own Patrick “The Predator” Cote will take on Brazilian Thiago “Pitbull” Alves. Both men’s UFC career’s date back to 2004 and 2005 respectively and both have over 20 fights inside the Octagon.

Patrick Cote enters this bout coming off a loss to top contender Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 89 back in June and prior to that was enjoying a career resurgence since dropping to Welterweight in 2013. Cote scored decision victories over Bobby Voelker and Kyle Noke before dropping a Unanimous Decision to Stephen Thompson. Cote then won his next three straight over Joe Riggs, Josh Burkman and Ben Saunders. Cote also holds notable victories over the likes of Ricardo Almeida, Kendall Grove and Jason MacDonald amongst others over his long career. Cote challenged for the Middleweight Title back in 2008 and was the first man to take Silva to a third round inside the Octagon but suffered a knee injury under a minute into the third round.

Thiago Alves looks to halt a two fight losing streak entering this contest having dropped a pair of fights to Carlos Condit and most recently in a failed attempt to drop to Lightweight, Alves lost to Jim Miller while also missing weight by almost 7lbs. Alves most recent victory came over Jordan Mein by body kick TKO, a fight that Mein was winning up to that point. Alves holds notable wins over several world class fighters such as Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck, Chris Lytle, John Alessio and many more. Alves also challenged for the Welterweight title back in 2009 but fell short to Georges St. Pierre by Decision.

UFC 210 goes down April 8 from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. In the main event Daniel Cormier defends his Light-Heavyweight in a rematch against Anthony Johnson. Also on the card former Middleweight champion Chris Weidman takes on Gegard Mousasi and Will Brooks takes on Charles Oliveira in a Lightweight bout. Click HERE to see the full lineup for UFC 210.

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