Former Strikeforce champion Cung Le is looking for his first win in more than two years. Patrick Cote, a past title challenger in the middleweight division, has been searching for a UFC victory for more than half a decade. At Saturday's UFC 148, one of those droughts will end when Le and Cote meet in the center of the Octagon.
In his most recent appearance, Le started off strong against MMA legend Wanderlei Silva, but he faded in the second round and fell victim to a vicious onslaught from the former Pride champion. Meanwhile, Cote has built a four-fight winning streak outside of the UFC since being released from the organization after a loss against Tom Lawlor.
For Le and Cote, this bout could determine which directions the remainder of their careers will go. Let's take a look at which fighter has the edge on paper.