Wow! Things are turning up in the Welterweight division as Muay Thai wrecking machine and submission wiz, ‘Cowboy’ Donald Cerrone decides on sticking around, opting to stay in his current weight-class. For his troubles, the UFC have matched him against the ever-dangerous KO artist, ‘The Predator’ Patrick Cote.
Cote has experienced a come-back within the ranks by moving down to Welterweight, winning 6 of his last 7 fights in impressive fashion.
The former UFC Middleweight Title contender recently finished Josh Burkman, Ben Saunders and scored a decision victory against MMA veteran Joe Riggs, and now he looks to push his winning-streak through an extremely versatile, dangerous and well-rounded Donald Cerrone.
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Cerrone, having lost against Rafael Dos Anjos for the lightweight belt, Cowboy moved up in weight and rebounded with an impressive win against a tough opponent in ‘Cowboy’ Alex Oliveira.
With Patrick Cote’s resurgence into the ranks, the last ‘old school’ Canadian fighter could pose a great threat to the man who’ll fight anytime, anywhere. Cote has tons of experience, is a great all-round fighter, and has an almost textbook approach to his method. What’s almost phenomenal about the guy is his durability, never say die attitude and willingness to turn anything into a dog-fight. Heck the guy fought an Anderson Silva in his prime, and the Spider still couldn’t knock him out. That’s what I call a chin.
Cerrone on the other hand is extremely well-rounded himself, but we have yet to see how he handles the power of an ex-Middleweight. His devastating leg kicks, bone-crushing knees and slick, speedy Jiu-Jitsu could prove a problem for the predator as Cerrone’s striking forces people to fall into his submission game. If Patrick decides to stand in front of Cowboy, it may well spell the end of the Predator’s 6 fight win streak.
Tune in on June 18th for this great showdown in UFC Fight Night Ottawa!
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