UFC 154 Picks Up Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara

Cody GuinnContributor IIIAugust 31, 2012

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Patrick Coto (right) punches Cung Le during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

If you're looking for a middleweight slugfest, a potential good one was booked today.

MMAjunkie.com reports that UFC middleweight veterans Patrick Cote and Alessio Sakara will fight at UFC 154 in Montreal.

Cote, who was briefly linked to a fight against Wanderlei Silva, has lost four straight fights inside the Octagon. During a short stint outside the UFC, Cote won four fights in a row and was called to return to the Octagon on short notice against former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le at UFC 148. Le picked up the win in a highly contested bout.

Sakara was beginning to climb the ranks in the UFC middleweight division before being derailed by back-to-back losses to top contenders Chris Weidman and Brian Stann.

With both men having a tough go of late with the UFC, the loser of this bout may receive his walking papers unless both men just put on a heck of a fight, which both Cote and Sakara are known to do.

UFC 154 is scheduled to be headlined by the return of Georges St-Pierre in a unification Welterweight Championship bout against current interim champion Carlos Condit. The event will be co-headlined by a title eliminator fight between Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks.

The bout is likely to serve on the preliminary card scheduled to appear on FX.

UFC 154 is scheduled to take place on November 17th at the Bell Centre in Montreal.