Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote official for UFC Fight Night event in Ottawa on June 18 [UPDATED]

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Donald Cerrone (photo credit Jane Kamin-Oncea © USA Today Sports)

A fight between Donald Cerrone and Patrick Cote is headed to the UFC Fight Night card in Ottawa on June 18, according to a report from

The fight would be Cerrone’s second at welterweight after moving up last month. The move came after Cerrone lost to Rafael dos Anjos in December in his shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship, a loss that snapped an eight-fight winning streak. He defeated late replacement Alex Oliveira in that first 170 lb. appearance, and will try to put together another run.

Cote is a former title challenger himself, having competed for the UFC Middleweight Title back in 2008. The 36-year-old Canadian has had several stints in the UFC throughout his 32-fight career, and enters this event at 5-1 as a welterweight. That includes consecutive TKO victories over Josh Burkman and Ben Saunders in his last two fights.

The UFC Fight Night event in Ottawa is the UFC’s first in Canada’s capital city, and will air live on Fox Sports 1 with a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the night’s main event.

UPDATE: The UFC officially confirmed the matchup late Friday afternoon, likely setting it up as the co-main event for the card.

[Photo (c) Jayne Kamin-Oncea via USA Today Sports]

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