Alan Belcher will take on Patrick Cote when the UFC visits Montreal on April 19th for UFC 83, the promotions first ever Canadian event, according to MMA Junkie.
Belcher (11-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) amassed an 8-1 MMA record to start his career before coming to the UFC in late-2006. The Arkansas-native lost two of his first three UFC fights to Yushin Okami and Kendall Grove while picking up a victory against Jorge Santiago. Belcher has since won back-to-back fights in the UFC with wins over Sean Salmon at UFC 71 and Kalib Starnes at UFC 77. He was scheduled to face Ricardo Almeida at UFC 81 but was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a severe case of bronchitis.
Cote (12-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) started his UFC career with four straight octagon losses to Tito Ortiz, Joe Doerksen, Chris Leben, and Travis Lutter. Despite the early losses, he has now won four-straight UFC fights against Scott Smith, Jason Day, Kendall Grove, and Drew McFedries and has emerged as a possible title contender at 185-pounds.
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