Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote
They touch gloves. Cote throws a kick to the body. Le catches it and throws him to the canvas and then lets him up. Cote moving forward. Le lands a kick to the body. Cote is stalking him. Le lands a counter right hand. They exchange leg kicks. Cote looks for a takedown but Le defends it. Cote pressures and gets hit with a counter. Cote misses with a huge right hand and Le lands a left hand counter. Le lands a power kick to the body. Le lands a front leg, side kick to the body of Cote. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Le.
Round 2: They exchange leg kicks to start the second round. Cote pressing the pace. Le lands a spinning wheel kick to the head and a kick to the body. Cote fires back with a combination. Le is cut over his left eye. Le lands a solid right hand to the jaw of Cote. Cote is also bleeding. Le delivers a spinning back kick to the body. Cote pushes forward with a combination. Le has slowed down. He lands a knee to the body and right hook to the head. They clinch. Cote lands body shots and uppercuts. Le presses him against the fence. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cote.
Round 3: Le opens with a side kick to the body. Le lands a kick below the belt but Cote says he’s fine to fight. Cote moves in with a knee to the body and clinches. He presses Le to the cage. Le lands a knee to the body and Cote lands a spinning back fist on the break. Cote switches stances. Cote presses forward with a combination and ties Le up along the fence. Two minutes remain in the round. Cote lands short right hands to the body of Le. Le secures a trip takedown but Cote immediately gets to his feet and goes for a takedown of his own. Le shakes it off. Le is moving forward now and lands a right hand. Le lands another right hand. Le lands a right hand over the top. He gets a trip takedown and gains top position. Cote throwing light right hands from the bottom. The round ends with Le in Cote’s guard. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Le.
The judges score Le the winner by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.