It appears “The Predator” is back on the hunt again after a trio of consecutive losses inside the Octagon. Popular middleweight Patrick Cote picked up another win this past weekend bringing his total of consecutive victories to three since parting ways with the UFC in late 2010.
Cote beat fellow UFC veteran Crafton Wallace in the first round of their co-headlining bout at an Instinct MMA event in Quebec, Canada. The finish came when Wallace injured his knee while being slammed to the canvas by the 31-year old French-Canadian resulting in an injury TKO, albeit one brought on by Cote’s offense.
The performance improved Cote’s overall record to 16-7 including ten wins featuring some fort of stoppage. A former UFC title-contender, Cote saw the hottest run of his career go to waste after succumbing to a non-contact knee injury in his championship clash with Anderson Silva. Over the span building up to the bout Cote had won five in a row including success against Drew McFedries, Scott Smith, Kendall Grove, and Ricardo Almeida.
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MMATraining Take: I’d like to see the UFC re-sign Cote. The injury against Silva kept him out of action for 18 months and he got spiked on his head by Alan Belcher in his return bout. I understand cutting him after a lackluster showing in a decision loss to Tom Lawlor but now that he appears to be back in solid form it would be nice to see him get another go in the infamous eight-sided cage. It’s not like the UFC’s middleweight division couldn’t use the help.