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Patrick Cote Vs. Stephen Thompson To Meet At UFC 178

Andrew Ravens

UFC 178

Patrick Cote (20-8 MMA, 7-8 UFC) might have gotten the exact fight that he wanted, but he will face Stephen Thompson (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at UFC 178.

Patrick Cote (20-8) Has eight knockout, three submission and eight decision victories in his MMA career. The longtime UFC fighter has been with the promotion since 2004. In his last four fights prior to UFC 178, he is 3-1.

Cote lost to Cung Le via unanimous decision at UFC 148 – Silva vs. Sonnen 2 on Jul / 07 / 2012, but then went on a three fight winning streak with wins over Alessio Sakara via DQ at UFC 154 – St. Pierre vs. Condit on Nov / 17 / 2012, then he beat Bobby Voelker via unanimous decision at UFC 158 – St. Pierre vs. Diaz on Mar / 16 / 2013 and then finally over Kyle Noke via unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale on Apr / 16 / 2014.

Stephen Thompson (9-1) Has five knockouts, one submission and three decision victories in his MMA career. Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a five fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Daniel Stittgen and won by via knockout at UFC 143 – Diaz vs. Condit
Feb / 04 / 2012.

In his next four fights, he went 3-1.

He lost to Matt Brown via unanimous decision at UFC 145 – Jones vs. Evans on Apr / 21 / 2012, but then won his next three fights. He beat Nah-Shon Burrell via unanimous decision at UFC 160 – Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 on May / 25 / 2013, then Chris Clements via knockout at UFC 165 – Jones vs. Gustafsson on Sep / 21 / 2013 and then Robert Whittaker via knockout at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.

UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada live on pay-per-view. The main event will be a rematch from a classic fight between Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson.

Here is how the rest of the card looks like:

UFC Light Heavyweight Title Bout – Champion Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Amanda Nunes vs. Cat Zingano
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Amanda Nunes vs. Cat Zingano
Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard

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