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    UFC 86 Patrick The Predator Cote vs Ricardo Big Dog ...

    Gamblers Television

    by Gamblers Television

    444 views Hello MMA fans this is Dana Ward here with a quick hitter from Ultimate Fighting. Today we look at an exciting fight on the undercard of UFC 86 in the 185-pound Middleweight class, as Patrick “The Predator” Cote will battle Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida. The winner of this fight is rumored to be in line for a title shot. Cote is a winner of 6 of his last 7 matches with 3 straight wins by TKO. At UFC 74, Cote was impressive in his dominating TKO victory over Kendall Grove. Cote is great on his feet and packs a powerful punch. “The Predator” stated he is ready for whatever Almeida brings him but expects the “Big Dog” to try and get him on the mat. Experts around the sport question Cote’s skills on the mat and point to a quick submission loss to Travis Lutter in 2 minutes 18 seconds during the first round of the Ultimate Fighter 4 finale in November of 2006. Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter and is a rock solid ground specialist. He sports an overall MMA record of 9 wins and only 2 defeats, and he is currently riding a 7-match win streak. Almeida has stated the goal is to take down Cote and to win by submission. He has been working feverishly in the tape room - studying Cote - and is looking for weaknesses in his opponent’s game. This is “Big Dog’s” second fight back since taking a 3-year retirement from the sport to run his Jiu-Jitsu school. Oddsmakers have listed Patrick Cote the slight favorite at minus-130 and Ricardo Almeida the underdog is listed at even money.