Patrick "The Predator" Côté (born February 29, 1980 in Rimouski, Quebec) is a French Canadian mixed martial arts fighter. He currently fights as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is the TKO Major League MMA middleweight champion.
Martial arts backgroundEdit
Patrick Côté started his martial arts training in the Canadian Army, where he took up boxing and subsequently added kickboxing and wrestling to his repertoire. He currently studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Fabio Holanda.
Côté served in the army until 2004, when he started training full time. He is currently training at Brazilian Top Team Canada based in Montreal where fellow Brazilian Top Team Canada member and friend, Georges St. Pierre, also trains. The two met while competing in TKO Major League MMA. He also trains Muay Thai with renowned coach Mark DellaGrotte who was a coach on The UFC's reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter 4.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Côté began his career in TKO, where he went undefeated with five wins and captured the TKO Light Heavyweight Championship. His big break came after Guy Mezger pulled out of the main event fight with Tito Ortiz at UFC 50 due to injury. Côté, with just four days notice, was set to face Ortiz. Côté lost by unanimous decision but still impressed by not being submitted or knocked out by Ortiz and displaying a toughness and willingness to take the fight on short notice. He did not win at a UFC pay per view until UFC 67.
In 2006, Côté joined the competition at The Ultimate Fighter 4 in the middleweight tournament, and finally won his first UFC match (albeit an exhibition match) over Jorge Rivera. He advanced to the semifinals – where he defeated Edwin Dewees – and proceeded to the finale, where he lost by first round submission to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Travis Lutter. With the loss to Lutter factored in and none of The Ultimate Fighter exhibition bouts included, Côté's official UFC record fell to 0-4. Côté earned his first win in the UFC at UFC 67, defeating TUF4 teammate Scott Smith by unanimous decision. Cote made a return to TKO during the summer of 2007 to defeat Jason Day for the TKO middleweight title. He returned to the UFC and defeated up and comer and TUF season 3 winner Kendall Grove at UFC 74 by KO (punches) in the first round. Following his UFC 74 victory Côté fought Drew McFedries at UFC Fight Night on January 23rd and won again via a first round TKO after catching McFedries with a counter punch.Côté extended his UFC win streak to Four fights at UFC 86 by defeating Ricardo Almeida via split decision, also earning him an upcoming title shot.
Côté is a former TKO Light Heavyweight Champion, and now owns their middleweight championship having beaten Jason Day for the title. He is a King of the Cage Canadian Light Heavyweight Champion (victory over Bill Mahood at KOTC: Anarchy), and the Maximum Fighting Championships World Middleweight Champion (victory over Jason MacDonald at MFC 9 in March 2006).
|13 Wins - 4 Losses|
|Win||Ricardo Almeida||Decision (Split)||UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin||7/5/2008||3||5:00|
|Win||Andrew McFedries||TKO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night 12||1/23/2008||1||1:44|
|Win||Kendall Grove||TKO (Strikes)||UFC 74 - Respect||8/25/2007||1||4:45|
|Win||Jason Day||TKO||TKO 29 - Repercussion||6/1/2007||1||4:05|
|Win||Scott Smith||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 67 - All or Nothing||2/3/2007||3||5:00|
|Loss||Travis Lutter||Submission (Armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale||11/11/2006||1||2:18|
|Win||Jason MacDonald||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||MFC 9 - No Excuses||3/10/2006||5|
|Win||Bill Mahood||Submission (Choke)||KOTC - Anarchy||2/11/2006||2||2:42|
|Loss||Chris Leben||Decision (Split)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night||8/6/2005||3||5:00|
|Loss||Joe Doerksen||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 52 - Couture vs Liddell 2||4/16/2005||3||2:35|
|Win||Ricardeau Francois||Decision (Split)||TKO 19 - Rage||1/29/2005||3||5:00|
|Loss||Tito Ortiz||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 50 - The War of '04||10/22/2004||3||5:00|
|Win||Bill Mahood||KO||TKO 16 - Infernal||5/22/2004||1||0:21|
|Win||Steve Vigneault||KO||TKO 14 - Road Warriors||11/29/2003||1||1:08|
|Win||Yan Pellerin||Decision (Unanimous)||TKO 13 - Ultimate Rush||9/6/2003||3||5:00|
|Win||Glenn Murdoch||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||UCC PG 9 - UCC Proving Ground 9||3/22/2003||1||5:00|
|Win||Pascal Gosselin||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UCC PG 8 - UCC Proving Ground 8||11/3/2002||1||1:18|
- KOTC Canadian Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
- Maximum Fighting Championships
- MFC Middleweight Championship (1 time, current)
- TKO Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- TKO Middleweight Championship (1 time, current)