Patrick Côté (fighter)
February 29, 1980 |
|Other names||The Predator|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||169 lb (77 kg; 12.1 st)|
Light Heavyweight (2002-2005)
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Montréal, Québec, Canada|
|Team||Brazilian Top Team Canada|
|Rank||Black belt in Muay Thai
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Fábio Holanda
Black belt in Judo
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Patrick Côté (French pronunciation: [patʁik kote]; born February 29, 1980) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who currently fights as a Welterweight in the UFC, compiling a record of 10-10 in 20 appearances for the organization, and has also fought at Light Heavyweight and Middleweight. He is the former MFC Middleweight Champion, TKO Middleweight Champion, TKO Light Heavyweight Champion, and has also fought in King of the Cage.
Born in Rimouski, Québec, Côté started his martial arts training in the Canadian Army at around age of 16, where he took up boxing and subsequently added muay thai, kickboxing and wrestling to his repertoire. Côté served in the army until 2005, when he started training full-time. Currently he studies Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Fabio Holanda at BTT Canada  in Montréal, where his friend Georges St-Pierre, a member of team Tristar, also trains. The two met while competing in the TKO promotion. Côté also studies Muay Thai with renowned coach Mark DellaGrotte, a former coach on The Ultimate Fighter 4. He also maintains ties with Team Legion.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Côté made his UFC debut in 2004 at UFC 50 against Tito Ortiz. Côté accepted the fight on just four days' notice when Lion's Den veteran Guy Mezger pulled out of the main event due to an injury. He said to Ortiz before the fight that, if he thought Chuck Liddell hit hard, he hit harder. Côté lost via unanimous decision; however, he impressed UFC officials by not being submitted or knocked out by Ortiz and displaying toughness and willingness to take the fight on short notice.
Côté returned to the octagon in 2005 losing his next two fights to Joe Doerksen and Chris Leben. In 2006, Côté was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback, defeating Jorge Rivera and Edwin Dewees in exhibition matches. He advanced to the finale, where he lost by first round submission to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Travis Lutter at The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale in a non-exhibition match. This loss brought Côté's official UFC record to 0–4.
Three months later Côté earned his first win in the UFC at UFC 67, defeating TUF4 teammate Scott Smith by unanimous decision. In August 2007, he defeated TUF3 winner Kendall Grove at UFC 74 via TKO in the first round. Côté then fought Drew McFedries at UFC Fight Night, winning in the first round via TKO after catching McFedries with a counter punch. Côté extended his UFC win streak to four fights at UFC 86 by defeating Ricardo Almeida via split decision, also earning him a title shot.
Côté faced UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva on October 25, 2008 at UFC 90, the UFC's first event in Illinois. Silva won the first 2 rounds but Côté proved how good his chin was by taking a roundhouse kick and flying knee right on the button without getting rocked in the very first round. In the third round, Côté's movement inside the octagon caused too much pressure on the back of his right leg (which he was using to move forward) and an injury caused him to fall to the mat grasping his right knee in pain. Referee Herb Dean declared the fight over when Côté could not continue, ruling the bout a TKO victory for Silva. Côté, however, became the first of Silva's UFC opponents to make it into the third round.
On January 25, 2009, while taking time off for his surgically repaired knee, Patrick said during an interview with MMA Mania that if he gets a rematch with Anderson Silva he is confident that he will beat him. He also indicated in a July 2009 interview with Rogers Sportsnet's MMA Connected television program that he would like to fight Michael Bisping, assuming that Bisping lost to Dan Henderson.
Côté returned from his injury after nearly a year and a half off at UFC 113. In the second round Côté was submitted via rear naked choke by Alan Belcher after being slammed on his head. Côté complained after the loss that he had been illegally spiked onto the canvas, but the referee ruled that Côté had landed on his face, not his head.
After the loss to Lawlor and with a record of 4-7 in the UFC, Côté was released from the promotion.
On January 18, 2011 Côté confirmed via Twitter that he had signed a contract with Montreal's Ringside MMA promotion to fight at an upcoming card to be held at Montreal's Bell Centre. He faced fellow UFC veteran Kalib Starnes and won the fight via unanimous decision.
On June 4, 2011 Côté faced fellow UFC veteran Todd Brown. The day before, Brown and Cote were in a heated confrontation when Brown shoved Cote during the weigh-ins and Cote slapped Brown across the face afterwards. Cote won the fight by unanimous decision.
On October 7, 2011 Côté faced muay thai specialist Crafton Wallace at Instinct MMA 1 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. Côté won the fight via TKO after Wallace injured his leg by stuffing a takedown.
Return to UFC
On December 18, 2012 it was announced that Cote was dropping down to the welterweight division. Côté faced promotional newcomer Bobby Voelker on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. He was successful in his welterweight debut, winning the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.
On June 14, 2013, it was announced that Côté would be coaching The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, opposite Kyle Noke. The reality show features Welterweights and Middleweights. The coaches faced each other on April 16, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. Côté won the fight by unanimous decision.
Côté faced Josh Burkman on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74. He won the back and forth fight via TKO in the third round and both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors. Cote became the first person to beat Burkman by TKO.
Championships and accomplishments
- Maximum Fighting Championship
- MFC Middleweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|33 matches||23 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||23–10||Donald Cerrone||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson||June 18, 2016||3||2:35||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||23–9||Ben Saunders||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz||January 17, 2016||2||1:14||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||22–9||Josh Burkman||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||3||1:26||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||21–9||Joe Riggs||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 186||April 25, 2015||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||20–9||Stephen Thompson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 178||September 27, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||20–8||Kyle Noke||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy||April 16, 2014||3||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||19–8||Bobby Voelker||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 158||March 16, 2013||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||18–8||Alessio Sakara||DQ (punches to back of head)||UFC 154||November 17, 2012||1||1:26||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||17–8||Cung Le||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 148||July 7, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||17–7||Gustavo Machado||KO (punches)||Amazon Forest Combat 2||March 31, 2012||1||2:44||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||16–7||Crafton Wallace||TKO (knee injury)||Instinct MMA 1||October 7, 2011||1||1:36||Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||15–7||Todd Brown||Decision (unanimous)||Ringside MMA 11||June 4, 2011||3||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Catchweight (190 lbs) bout.|
|Win||14–7||Kalib Starnes||Decision (unanimous)||Ringside MMA 10||April 9, 2011||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||13–7||Tom Lawlor||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 121||October 23, 2010||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Loss||13–6||Alan Belcher||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 113||May 8, 2010||2||3:25||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||13–5||Anderson Silva||TKO (knee injury)||UFC 90||October 25, 2008||3||0:39||Rosemont, Illinois, United States||For the UFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||13–4||Ricardo Almeida||Decision (split)||UFC 86||July 5, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–4||Drew McFedries||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Swick vs. Burkman||January 23, 2008||1||1:44||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||11–4||Kendall Grove||TKO (punches)||UFC 74||August 25, 2007||1||4:45||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||10–4||Jason Day||Submission (punches)||TKO 29||June 1, 2007||1||4:05||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||9–4||Scott Smith||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 67||February 3, 2007||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8–4||Travis Lutter||Submission (armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale||November 11, 2006||1||2:18||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lost The Ultimate Fighter 4 Middleweight tournament.|
|Win||8–3||Jason MacDonald||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFC 9: No Excuses||March 10, 2006||5||3:35||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Won the MFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||7–3||Bill Mahood||Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC||February 11, 2006||2||2:42||Prince George, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||6–3||Chris Leben||Decision (split)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night||August 6, 2005||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Joe Doerksen||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 52||April 16, 2005||3||2:35||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||6–1||Ricardeau Francois||Decision (split)||TKO 19||January 29, 2005||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||5–1||Tito Ortiz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 50||October 22, 2004||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–0||Bill Mahood||KO (punch)||TKO 16||May 22, 2004||1||0:21||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||4–0||Steve Vigneault||KO (punch)||TKO 14||November 29, 2003||1||1:08||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–0||Yan Pellerin||Decision (unanimous)||TKO 13||September 6, 2003||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Glenn Murdoch||TKO (punches)||UCC Proving Ground 9||March 22, 2003||1||5:00||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1–0||Pascal Gosselin||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCC Proving Ground 8||November 3, 2002||1||1:18||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||2 wins||0 losses|
|Win||2–0||Edwin Dewees||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 4||November 2, 2006 (airdate)||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Semi-finals bout.|
|Win||1–0||Jorge Rivera||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 4||October 6, 2006 (airdate)||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Quarter-finals bout.|
Professional boxing record
|0 Wins, 0 Losses(0 knockouts, 1 decision), 0 Draws |
|Loss||0-1||Stephane Tessier||MD||4||2005-10-01||Delta Trois Rivieres Hotel, Trois-Rivières, Quebec||Professional debut.|
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