Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote Set for UFC 148 Main Card
Patrick Cote replaces Rich Franklin who will now fight in UFC 147
The fight between fellow middleweights Le and Cote, will remain on the main card, UFC officials confirm.
Cote makes a comeback to the octagon with a four-fight win streak after fighting in regional competitions, where he earned victories over UFC veteran fighters. His series of wins ended after he lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 90, followed by losses to Alan Belcher and Tom Lawlor. He was released by UFC in late 2010.
While former Strikeforce middleweight champ Le, is seeking to earn his first UFC win. He lost to Wanderlei Silva in his octagon debut, November of last year.
UFC 147 will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 7. The main card will be aired live via pay-per-view while the prelims will be shown on FX and Facebook.
Check out the latest UFC 148 card:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen (for middleweight title)
Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao (for interim bantamweight title)
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Patrick Cote vs. Cung Le
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Gleison Tibau
Mike Easton vs. Ivan Menjivar
Riki Fukuda vs. Constantinos Philippou
Fabricio Camoes vs. Melvin Guillard
John Alessio vs. Shane Roller
Yoislandy Izquierdo vs. Rafaello Oliveira*
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