Though the bout has flown somewhat under the radar since Rich Franklin exited the match-up in order to replace Vitor Belfort at UFC 147, this weekend former Strikeforce middleweight champ Cung Le will make his second career appearance inside the Octagon when he takes on Patrick Cote at UFC 148. Le turned in an exciting performance in his promotional debut, battling Wanderlei Silva in a Fight of the Night winner despite ultimately coming up short where victory was concerned.
This time around he’ll clearly aim to even the score with a strike-based stoppage of Cote, and if Le’s workout routine is any indicator of his chances for success the odds certainly seem to be in his favor. Le recently produced a video diary for the UFC where he’s seen busting his tail at the level of competitors half his age, though the Vietnamese star also takes time to keep things light with a practical joke on one of his training partners.
Le-Cote will be part of Saturday night’s main card with the PPV broadcast beginning at 10:00 PM EST.
Check out Le’s video diary below:
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