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UFC 186 results: Patrick Cote scores unanimous decision over Joe Riggs

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

You would be excused if you tuned in to FOX Sports 1 on Saturday night, saw that Patrick Cote and Joe Riggs tangling in the UFC's Octagon, and double-checked your program guide to see if this was some lost fight from 2006.

But no .. this was indeed a live fight in 2015. And Cote, the Quebec native, got the best of things in their welterweight scrap at Montreal's Bell Centre, grinding his way to a unanimous decision.

The judges' scores were 29-28 across the board, as Cote (21-9) won for the fourth time in his past five fights.

"I'm getting older, so I'm learning some new tricks," Cote said.

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Cote dictated the tempo in the first round, using takedowns and top control to seal the round. The second round, quite frankly, didn't feature a ton of action, and was a coin flip of a decision. In the final round, Cote once again controlled the bulk of the round, scoring a takedown and keeping Riggs on the ground. At least until the final minute, when Riggs used a final flurry to try to sway the decision.

But it was too little, too late for Riggs (40-16, 1 NC), who is now 0-2 in his latest UFC stint.