UFC Quick Quote: Patrick Cote chose Alessio Sakara fight for a 'bangfest'

Photo of Patrick Cote by Esther Lin/MMA Fighting.

"I'm going to fight Alessio Sakara. I think it's a great match-up for me, it's going to be a bangfest, you know, we're going to throw bombs. He's a former pro boxer, I'm a former pro boxer too. It's going to be a good, it's going to be a good old boxing match in MMA. Actually, I have a good relationship with the UFC and they asked me to choose a couple names and I think, stylistically, it's a good fight for the crowd, for the fans, to watch me against Alessio Sakara."

-- When Patrick Cote battles Alessio Sakara at UFC 154 on Nov. 17, 2012, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the fight could be for a spot on the roster. That's because "The Predator," 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 at UFC 148 in Las Vegas. "Legionarious" hasn't fared much better, as he's coming into this bout off back-to-back losses and multiple injures. That didn't deter Cote from asking for the fight nor the UFC from putting it together when the Canadian suggested as much when given the option. His reasoning is the bout should be a bangfest, a good old fashioned boxing match that fans at the Bell Centre and watching at home will eat up. Everyone agree?

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