UFC 148: Patrick Cote Returns To UFC Against Cung Le

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A middlweight bout between Patrick Cote and Cung Le is official for UFC 148.

Cote replaces Rich Franklin, who was promoted to the main event of UFC 147 against Wanderlei Silva.

UFC 148 is set for July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event features a middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.

Cote last competed in the UFC back in October of 2010, losing a unanimous decision to Tom Lawlor. The loss was his third straight and triggered his release from the promotion. Since then, he has won four straight fights outside of the promotion.

Like his Canadian opponent, Le also is looking to find redemption in the Octagon after a loss to Wanderlei Silva in his UFC debut at UFC 139. Le has lost two of his last three contests.