Patrick Côté (fighter)

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Patrick Côté
Patrick Côté (fighter).jpg
Born (1980-02-29) February 29, 1980 (age 37)
Rimouski, Québec
Other names The Predator
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight 169 lb (77 kg; 12.1 st)
Division Welterweight (2012-2017)
Middleweight (2005-2012)
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 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2] under Fábio Holanda[3]
Black belt in Judo[citation needed]
Professional boxing record
Total 1
Wins 0
Losses 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 34
Wins 23
By knockout 10
By submission 3
By decision 9
By disqualification 1
Losses 11
By knockout 2
By submission 3
By decision 6
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Patrick Côté (French pronunciation: ​[patʁik kote]; born February 29, 1980) is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist who fought as a welterweight and middleweight in the UFC, compiling a record of 10-11 in the organization. He is the former MFC Middleweight Champion, TKO Middleweight Champion and TKO Light Heavyweight Champion. He 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,[4] 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 [5] 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.[6] He also maintains ties with Team Legion.[7]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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,[8] the UFC's first event in Illinois.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12] 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.

Côté faced Tom Lawlor on October 23, 2010 at UFC 121. Out-wrestled by his opponent for all three rounds, Côté lost the fight by unanimous decision with 30–27 scores on all three judges' cards.[13]

After the loss to Lawlor and with a record of 4-7 in the UFC, Côté was released from the promotion.[14]

Independent promotions[edit]

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.[15] 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 Côté were in a heated confrontation when Brown shoved Cote during the weigh-ins and Cote slapped Brown across the face afterwards. Côté 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.[16][17]

Côté next fought on March 31, 2012 at AFC 2 against Gracie trained BJJ black belt Gustavo Machado in Brazil. Côté won via KO in the first round.[18]

Return to UFC[edit]

Côté returned to the UFC stepping in as a replacement for Rich Franklin against Cung Le on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148.[19] Côté was defeated via unanimous decision.

Côté next fought Alessio Sakara on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154.[20] He won the fight via disqualification after being punched in the back of the head multiple times.

A rematch was briefly linked with Sakara for March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. However, Sakara was forced out of the bout with a kidney illness.[21]

On December 18, 2012 it was announced that Côté was dropping down to the welterweight division.[22] Côté faced promotional newcomer Bobby Voelker on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158.[23] 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.[23][24][25] The reality show features welterweights and middleweights.[26] The coaches faced each other on April 16, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.[27] Côté won the fight by unanimous decision.[28]

Côté faced Stephen Thompson on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178.[29] He lost via unanimous decision.[30]

Côté faced Joe Riggs at UFC 186 on April 25, 2015.[31] He won the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision.[32]

Côté faced Josh Burkman on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74.[33] He won the back and forth fight via TKO in the third round and both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors.[34][35] Côté became the first person to beat Burkman by TKO.

Côté faced Ben Saunders on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81.[36] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[37]

Côté next faced Donald Cerrone on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89.[38] He lost the fight via TKO in the third round.[39]

Côté faced Thiago Alves on April 8, 2017 at UFC 210.[40] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and subsequently announced his retirement from the sport.[41]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 23–11 Thiago Alves Decision (unanimous) UFC 210 April 8, 2017 3 5:00 Buffalo, New York, United States
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 TKO (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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[edit]

Professional record summary
1 fight 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 0
By decision 0 1
No. Result Record Opponent Method Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Loss 0–1 Canada Stephane Tessier MD 4 2005-10-01 Canada Delta Trois Rivieres Hotel, Trois-Rivières, Quebec Professional debut.

See also[edit]


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  36. ^ Staff (2015-10-23). "Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Côté added to UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston". Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  37. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-01-17). "UFC Fight Night 81 results: Patrick Côté scores impressive TKO of Ben Saunders". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  38. ^ Mike Bohn (2016-03-18). "'Cowboy' Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote being targeted for UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
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