Alan Belcher has signed to fight Patrick Cote at UFC 83 according to MMAjunkie.com.
Cote was present at the press conference held by the UFC to announce their first Canada based event and had said he was going to fight on the card but an opponent had not yet been assigned. That no longer appears to be the case.
Belcher was meant to take part in last week’s UFC 81 event in Las Vegas against Ricardo Almeida but had to pull out due to illness. His last appearance in the octagon was a TKO victory over Kalib Starnes at UFC 77.
Patrick Cote is currently on a 3 fight win streak in the UFC with his last fight being a TKO victory over Drew McFedries at last month’s UFC Fight Night 12.
This fight should take the place of Kalib Starnes vs. Nate Quarry on the main card.
UFC 83 is set to take place in the Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec, Canada on April 19th.