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The fight was Patrick Cote's UFC debut and his first loss. He was a late replacement for a critically injured Guy Mezger.

The FightEdit

The first round began. Ortiz landed a counter right. Cote smiled at him. They clinched, Cote landed a counter left hook and sent Ortiz to his knees. Ortiz recovered, made the bring it on gesture to make Cote come in, and he got a double to guard with four thirty-five. Ortiz landed a nice right elbow. Four fifteen. Ortiz landed a right elbow. Four minutes. Ortiz landed four or five right hammerfists and a vicious left elbow. The crowd chanted 'Tito'. Ortiz landed two good right hands and a right elbow. Three thirty-five. Ortiz landed a left elbow. Three fifteen. Ortiz landed a right elbow. Three minutes. Ortiz landed a left elbow and another big one and a right elbow and a big left hand. Ortiz landed a massive right elbow, thwack. Two thirty-five as Ortiz landed a left elbow. Cote smiled. Mir was giving him credit for it and laughing. Ortiz landed a left elbow. Two fifteen. Two minutes as Ortiz put him against the cage. Ortiz landed a left elbow. One thirty-five. Ortiz landed a pair of right elbows and a left hand. One fifteen. Ortiz landed three downward left elbows, short ones. Another legal left elbow. One minute. Ortiz landed a left and right elbow and a pair of hard left elbows, another hard one and another. Cote wasn't smiling anymore. Thirty-five. Ortiz landed a left elbow. Fifteen. Ortiz passed to half-guard. The first round ended. The second round began. They clinched, Ortiz got a body lock trip and he had the back. Four thirty-five remaining. Ortiz kneed the body and again. Four fifteen. Cote rolled and recovered side control. Four minutes. Ortiz elbowed the body and landed a left elbow and another. He elbowed the body. Three thirty-five. Cote regained half-guard and ate three nice left elbows and another. Three fifteen. Ortiz landed a pair of left hands and another to the chin. Three minutes. Ortiz landed a good left hand. Two thirty-five remaining. Ortiz landed a good right hand. The crowd chanted 'Tito'. Cote regained guard. Two fifteen remaining. Ortiz landed a short right hand. Two minutes. Ortiz landed a raking left elbow and a hard one as well. One thirty-five. Ortiz landed a big right elbow. Ortiz landed a pair of big left hammerfists as he defended a sweep. He landed a big right elbow. One fifteen. Ortiz landed a left elbow. One minute remaining. Ortiz landed a right elbow. Thirty-five. Ortiz landed a grazing left elbow and two more solid ones. Fifteen. Cote's nose was bleeding slightly. Very slightly, the right nostril. The second round came to an end. The third round began and they touched gloves. Cote pressed forward. Four thirty-five. Ortiz blocked another combination. He blocked another. Four fifteen. Cote stuffed a double and landed a short right hand. Four minutes. Three thirty-five. Ortiz got a double to half-guard. Three fifteen. Ortiz landed a right elbow. Another left elbow. Three minutes. Ortiz landed four right hands. He landed four or five more right hammerfists. He landed a left elbow. Two thirty-five. Ortiz landed a left and a right elbow, pop-pop one after another. Two fifteen. Ortiz landed a left elbow. Two minutes. Ortiz landed a right elbow. The crowd was booing slightly. Ortiz landed a left elbow and three left hands and another. One thirty-five with a pair of short left elbows and another. Ortiz narrowly defended a sweep. One fifteen. Ortiz landed a wicked left elbow. One minute. The crowd booed. Thirty-five. Ortiz landed a right elbow. Fifteen. Ortiz landed a left hand as the third round ended. The crowd booed and Ortiz shook his head. Ortiz got the unanimous decision.