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Loser leaves town?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced a middleweight match-up in the works for the upcoming UFC 154: "St. Pierre vs. Condit" pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Nov. 17, 2012.
That's because Cote (17-8), who was released by ZUFFA in late 2010, finally worked his way back into the Octagon by winning four consecutive fights on the regional scene. His return was anything but triumphant, however, as he lost a unanimous decision to former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le last month in Las Vegas.
Sakara (15-9) hasn't fared much better.
"Legionarius" is coming off back-to-back losses to Chris Weidman (UFC on Versus 3) and Brian Stann (UFC on FUEL TV 2). In addition, he's suffered multiple injuries and setbacks throughout his UFC career, competing only once per year dating back to 2008.
A loss in Montreal could be devastating for either fighter.
UFC 154 is expected to be headlined by UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, who returns from kneehab to put his 170-pound title on the line against Interim champ Carlos Condit. In addition, Martin Kampmann will try to earn his crack at the crown against fellow contender Johny Hendricks.
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