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When Patrick Cote met Alessio Sakara on Nov. 17 in Montreal, the bout ended in controversy with a disqualification victory for Cote after illegal strikes from Sakara. Now, the rematch is set, this time for March 16 in Montreal at UFC 158.
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If at first a winner doesn't make himself obvious, have another training camp and try again.
That's what Patrick Cote and Alessio Sakara will do, as the two are scheduled to rematch from their controversial UFC 154 finish this past Nov. 17 in Montreal at the upcoming UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" pay-per-view (PPV) on Sat., March 16, 2013, at the Bell Centre.
Right back at the scene of the crime.
It was there that the two blitzed and blasted each other out of the gate, on a mission to take home that coveted "Fight of the Night" bonus.
Instead, after just 86 seconds passed, Sakara found himself disqualified for illegal blows to the back of the head, which had knocked Cote out. "The Predator" had swarmed his hurt opponent but ended up on the receiving end of some vicious shots to the back of his dome, no less than four or five of them clearly illegal.
Once the referee realized his mistake, he called for a disqualification. UFC President Dana White, upset at the decision and feeling as though it should have been ruled a no contest, promised both fighter an immediate rematch.
And here we are.
UFC 158 will feature the long awaited welterweight championship fight pitting Georges St. Pierre against Nick Diaz. Johny Hendricks vs. Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit are also booked for the night's event.
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