The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Cast Revealed

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UFC officials announced the cast for the Ultimate Fighter: Nations, which pits Team Canada versus Team Australia. Each team will feature four middleweights and four welterweights. Team Canada will be coached by Patrick Cote, while Team Australia is headed by Kyle Noke. As usual, both coaches are expected to fight each other at a later date.

Team Canada:

Welterweights:

  • Luke Harris (10-2)
  • Nordine Taleb (8-2)
  • Elias Theodoru (8-0)
  • Sheldon Westcott (8-1-1)

Middleweights:

  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier (4-0)
  • Matt DesRoches (4-0)
  • Kajan Johnson (19-10-1)
  • Chad Laprise (7-0)

Team Australia:

Welterweights:

  • Chris Indich (5-1)
  • Jake Matthews (3-0)
  • Brendan O’Reilly (5-0)
  • Richard Walsh (7-1)

Middleweights:

  • Vik Grujic (6-2)
  • Daniel Kelly (5-0)
  • Tyler Manawaroa (10-0)
  • Zein Saliba (4-0)
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UFC 158 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Georges St-Pierre def. Nick Diaz via Unanimous Decision
  • Johny Hendricks def. Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision
  • Jake Ellenberger def. Nate Marquardt via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:00
  • Chris Camozzi def. Nick Ring via Split Decision
  • Mike Ricci def. Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Patrick Cote def. Bobby Voelker via Unanimous Decision
  • Darren Elkins def. Antonio Carvalho via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:06
  • Jordan Mein def. Dan Miller via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 4:42
  • John Makdessi def. Daron Cruickshank via Unanimous Decision
  • Rick Story def. Quinn Mulhern via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:05
  • T.J. Dillashaw def. Issei Tamura via KO (Knee and Punches) – Round 2, 0:26
  • George Roop def. Reuben Duran via Unanimous Decision

Patrick Cote vs Bobby Voelker Added to UFC 158

Patrick Cote

Patrick Cote

  • 18-8 MMA /5-8 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Kendall Grove, Drew McFedries, Ricardo Almeida

Bobby Voelker

Bobby Voelker 

  • 24-8 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Roger Bowling (x2), Erik Apple, Cory Devela

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UFC 158

March 16th, 2013

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bell Centre

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Patrick Cote drops to welterweight following a 1-1 stint as a middleweight in his return to the UFC. He went 4-0 in the regional MMA scene after his release from the UFC in October of 2010. In his return, Cote lost a unanimous decision to Cung Le at UFC 148. Most recently, Cote earned a disqualification win over Alessio Sakara, due to numerous shots to the back of the head.

Strikeforce transfer, Bobby Voelker gets a shot in the UFC on the heels of a three-fight win streak, including two TKO wins over highly-touted prospect Roger Bowling. During his time in Strikeforce, Voelker also earned a TKO victory over Erik Apple and a split decision win over Cory Devela.

Patrick Cote vs Alessio Sakara II Added to UFC 158

Patrick Cote

 

Patrick Cote

  • 18-8 MMA /5-8 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Kendall Grove, Drew McFedries, Ricardo Almeida

Alessio Sakara

 

Alessio Sakara

  • 15-10 MMA / 6-7 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Joe Vedepo, Thales Leites, James Irvin

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UFC 158

March 16th, 2013

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bell Centre

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At UFC 154, Alessio Sakara was on the verge of a TKO victory over Patrick Cote, but the fight was stopped without a warning, due to several illegal shots to the back of the head. The referee awarded Cote the disqualification victory and an appeal to overturn the result to a no contest was denied.

 

UFC 154 Quick Results

 

Main Card

  • Georges St. Pierre def. Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision
  • Johny Hendricks def. Martin Kampmann via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 0:46
  • Francis Carmont def. Tom Lawlor via Split Decision
  • Rafael dos Anjos def. Mark Bocek via Unanimous Decision
  • Pablo Garza def. Mark Hominick via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card

  • Patrick Cote def. Alessio Sakara via DQ (Illegal Punches) – Round 1, 1:26
  • Cyrille Diabate def. Chad Griggs via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 2:44
  • John Makdessi def. Sam Stout via Unanimous Decision
  • Antonio Carvalho def. Rodrigo Damm via Split Decision
  • Matt Riddle def. John Maguire via Unanimous Decision
  • Ivan Menjivar def. Azamat Gashimov via Armbar – Round 1, 2:44
  • Darren Elkins def. Steven Siler via Unanimous Decision

Patrick Cote vs Alessio Sakara Added to UFC 154

Patrick Cote

  • 17-8 MMA /4-8 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Kendall Grove, Drew McFedries, Ricardo Almeida

Alessio Sakara

  • 15-9 MMA / 6-6 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Joe Vedepo, Thales Leites, James Irvin

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UFC 154

November 17th, 2012

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bell Centre

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Patrick Cote returned to the UFC after a four-fight win streak in the regional circuit, but dropped a unanimous decision to Cung Le at UFC 148. During his win streak, Cote defeated UFC veterans Kalib Starnes and Todd Brown, both by unanimous decision.

Alessio Sakara went 4-1 in the UFC from January of 2008 to March 2010, including knockout victories over James Lee, Joe Vedepo, and James Irvin. But then he became plagued with injuries, and has only fought since March of 2011. Both were losses to Chris Weidman and Brian Stann.