Cote should prove to be a step up in competition for Cerrone, who won his welterweight debut at UFC Fight Night 83 handily.
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The streaking Cote is coming off an impressive win over Ben Saunders at UFC Fight Night 81.
The other announced bout is the main event between Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson.
This will be the company’s first to visit to the nation’s capital. The venue for the show has not been announced yet.