Patrick Cote has announced on his facebook profile that he will be facing Drew McFedries on January 23rd at UFC Fight Night 12.
Cote (11-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) has emerged as a middleweight contender by winning his last three fights including his most recent win over rising middleweight and The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Kendall Grove at UFC 74 in August. After starting his career as a successful light heavyweight Cote has since moved to the middleweight division capturing numerous championships in other promotions. He is currently the reigning TKO Middleweight Champion, winning the title with a TKO victory over Jason Day in June.
McFedries (6-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been sidelined for months after a contracting a serious staph infection earlier this year. Losing his professional MMA debut to Nate Quarry, McFedries rebounded to defeat 4 straight opponents to make his way into the UFC. In his debut bout McFedries defeated Alessio Sakara by TKO late in the first round to emerge victorious. After dropping his next bout to the very tough Martin Kampmann, McFedries faced Jordan Radev at UFC Fight Night 10 winning the bout with an impressive 33-second knockout.