Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone faces Patrick Cote in Ottawa on June 18
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone will stick around the welterweight division for his next fight against Patrick Cote at a new fight headed for UFC Fight Night in Ottawa, Canada on June 18.
UFC officials confirmed the new fight on Friday.
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Cerrone just recently moved to 170 pounds where he picked up a win over Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event in Pittsburgh in February.
Following the fight, Cerrone seemed more than willing to stay at welterweight, even going as far as suggesting a bout with former champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 200.
While he won’t get St-Pierre in July, Cerrone will stay at 170 pounds while facing one of the heaviest handed fighters in the division.
Cote has been on a roll lately with three straight victories, including two consecutive TKO’s in wins over Ben Saunders and Josh Burkman.
Cote is now 5-1 since moving down to 170 pounds, with his only loss coming by decision to current top-five ranked fighter Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson.
"Cowboy" vs. Cote joins the upcoming card in Ottawa that actually features Thompson in the main event as he takes on Rory MacDonald in a five-round fight in the welterweight division.