A welterweight contest may has been added to UFC on FOX 18 as Patrick Cote has announced he will be taking on Jake Ellenberger at the event.
UFC on Fox 18 has been announced for Jan 30, 2016 however no location or venue has been selected for the card.
Cote (22-9 MMA) has looked impressive since dropping down to 170lbs. The former middleweight title challenger is coming off a ‘Fight of the Night’ TKO win over Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 74.
Ellenberger (30-10 MMA) has not had things go his way over the past two years going 1-4 during that span. ‘The Juggernaut’ is coming off a TKO loss to Stephen Thompson in a headlining bout at the TUF 21 Finale in July.
Stay with MMA Mad as we try and find out whether this is a callout on behalf of Cote or the bout is actually signed.
Update || Cote deleted his first tweet and changed the wording from Hey @ellenbergerMMA, January 30th UFC on FOX 18!!! Lets do it!!! to the following tweet
— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) October 8, 2015
Changing the wording to ‘you wanna do it?’ probably signifies the bout is not signed. Stay tuned.