Rather than opting to ink a deal with one of MMA’s larger organizations, former UFC middleweight contender Patrick Cote has signed to fight for Ringside MMA and will make his first appearance under their banner in the next few months at a yet-to-be-announced event. Ringside MMA is based out of Cote’s hometown, Montreal, and has promoted ten events since mid-2009 including a show this past weekend
Cote is 13-7 in his career and had won seven of eight bouts including three consecutive TKO victories to earn a UFC title-shot. However, he subsequently shredded his knee shortly into the third round of his UFC 90 fight with 185-pound champion Anderson Silva. He then lost in his return to the Octagon against Alan Belcher seven months later and most recently fell by way of decision to Tom Lawlor at UFC 121 this past October. The defeat earned Cote his release from the UFC.
“The Predator” has found past success in the ring against Kendall Grove, Scott Smith, Jason MacDonald, and Ricardo Almeida. No opponent has been named for his Ringside MMA debut.
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