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Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker Set for UFC 158

Former UFC middleweight contender Patrick Cote will make his welterweight debut at UFC 158: St-Pierre Vs. Diaz against Bobby Voelker. UFC Canadian officials confirmed the fight on Friday.

UFC 158 takes place March 16 from Montreal. The main event will see Georges St-Pierre face Nick Diaz for the UFC welterweight title.

Cote (18-8) was expected to meet Alessio Sakara in a rematch that night, but Sakara was forced out with a kidney issue. "The Predator" recently said he was planning a move to welterweight after that fight, but decided to start the change now.

Voelker (24-8) was a mainstay for Strikeforce Challengers since 2009, going 4-1 in the promotion. He will be making his UFC debut and is currently on a three-fight win streak.

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