The fight will be part of UFC 210, which will go down in Buffalo, New York.
Alves (21-11) will be fighting for the first time since November, when he dropped to 155 and lost via decision to Jim Miller. The “Pitbull” was coming off a defeat to Carlos Condit (via doctor stoppage), which snapped a two fight, winning streak.
Cote (23-10) is also looking to get back in the win column, as “The Predator” was taken out by Donald Cerrone in his last outing, which took place in June, 2016. Prior to that Cote had won three in a row.
UFC 210 will be headlined by a light-heavyweight fight between champion Daniel Cormier and contender, Anthony Johnson.