This is the TUF Nations Finale live blog for Patrick Cote vs. Kyle Noke, a welterweight bout at Wednesday night's UFC event at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Cote, who has won two of his three fights since returning to the UFC, will face Noke, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the TUF Nations Finale live blog below.
Round 1: Dan Miragliotta is the referee in charge of the action. Both fighters are standing orthodox. Inside leg kicks from Noke find the mark, but a right hook from Cote cracks the Australian. Noke responds with a right of his own and clinches with Cote along the fence. Cote catches a kick, turning it into a single. Noke attempts a guillotine choke, but it doesn't work. Cote landing decent shots on top in Noke's guard. Noke postures for an armbar, but no dice. Noke moves for a triangle, but nothing doing, all the while Cote is scoring good ground and pound on top.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Cote
Round 2: Decent middle kick from Noke to open the frame. Cote is stunned from a knee as he leans forward trying to crowd Noke. Cote is clearly hurt and Noke is following up from a barrage of punches, but manages to survive. He does and eats a push kick, but manages to crowd Noke into a takedown. Hard elbow from the top from Cote, but he's inching his way toward the fence. Noke is stunned with a hard knee to the body, but manages to stand up.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Noke
Round 3: Noke's push kick is nearly used for a single, but not quite. Cote, though, is still pursuing. Cote punches his way inside and presses Noke into the fence. Nothing doing, though, as Noke is able to separate. Good superman punch from Noke lands. Cote catches a kick and turns it into a single. Cote passes to half guard, but Noke recovers full. Noke elbows his way back to the fence and tries to stand. He does, but Cote's body lock is too much.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Cote and the fight 29-28 Cote
Official result: Patrick Cote def. Kyle Noke via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)