Jason DayA sprained knee has forced Patrick Cote off Montreal’s UFC 83 card, and Canadian Jason Day (15-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC to fight Alan Belcher (12-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC), according to a report from The Fight Network.

According to the report, Cote suffered a sprained knee after falling on some ice and will be unable to train for four to six weeks. Day, who’s been on the UFC’s radar for the better part of the past year, recently defeated former UFC fighter David Loiseau with a split decision at a Hardcore Fighting Championships event earlier this month. It was his four-straight victory — and apparently enough to earn a UFC contract.

UFC 83 takes place at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The event, which created the quickest sellout in UFC history, features a main event of UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra vs. interim champ Georges St. Pierre.

Last week Belcher told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he had accepted the fight with Cote. However, Cote’s manager told TFN that his client wouldn’t have accepted the fight even if there were no injury, saying a win over Belcher would do little to help his career.

Day has fought for some of North America’s top regional promotions and owns victories over the likes of Loiseau, Jonathan Goulet and Ron Faircloth. Of his 15 career victories, seven have come via knockout and seven via submission.

Belcher was supposed to fight Ricardo Almeida earlier this month at UFC 81 but had to pull out of the fight with bronchitis. A former light heavyweight, he began his UFC career with a 1-2 record. However, he’s since posted back-to-back victories over Sean Salmon and Kalib Starnes. His UFC 77 fight with Starnes appeared to be “Fight of the Night” material, but the bout was stopped a couple minutes into the second round because of a deep gash on Starnes’ forehead. Belcher was credited with the TKO victory.

For the latest UFC 83 fight card, check out the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Ronda Rousey Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

  • 25 days ago
  • 62 views

Ronda Rousey may not return until 2017 because of knee surgery, according to UFC President Dana White. On Thursday, White said on SportsCenter (via Yahoo Sports' Andreas Hale) that Rousey had the pro read news >>

Luke Rockhold’s Knee Cleared for UFC 199 Main Event

  • 25 days ago
  • 19 views

Some eyebrows shot up when Luke Rockhold said that he has been training with a torn MCL. The CSAC on Friday examined Rockhold and cleared his knee. read news >>

Cote aims to pull a Bisping and earn title shot

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 views

Patrick Cote saw what fellow veteran Michael Bisping did with his title shot later in his career, and now wants to do the same and earn his chance. That road begins with a win against Donald Cowboy C read news >>

UFC Fight Night Ottawa Joe Rogan Video Preview: Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote

  • 11 days ago
  • 45 views

UFC commentator Joe Rogan breaks down the Fight Night Ottawa co-main event between welterweights Donald Cerrone and Patrick Cote. read news >>

Stress-free Cote just enjoying the moment these days

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

Patrick Cote is still fighting because he wants to, not because he needs to. It's that mindset that has him relaxed stress-free for his fight against Donald Cerrone on Saturday at Fight Night Ottawa. read news >>

Anthony Johnson Reportedly out of July 23 Fight vs. Glover Teixeira

  • 10 days ago
  • 119 views

UFC star Anthony Johnson has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his July 23 matchup against Glover Teixeira. Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com reported Johnson's withdrawal. Damon Martin of Fox S read news >>

UFC Fight Night 89 Results: Donald Cerrone TKOs Patrick Cote in the Third

  • 9 days ago
  • 114 views

Donald Cerrone finished off Patrick Cote in the third round of their co-main event at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Quebec, Canada on Saturday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night Ottawa Video Highlights: Donald Cerrone’s Finish of Patrick Cote

  • 9 days ago
  • 26 views

Watch Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone obliterate Patrick Cote in the third-round during the UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson co-main event on Saturday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 89: Donald Cerrone Scores Dominant TKO Win over Patrick Cote

  • 9 days ago
  • 38 views

At the first UFC event in Ottawa, Canada, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (30-7) dominated Patrick "The Predator" Cote (23-10) for two-and-a-half rounds before dropping him with punches and ending the fight read news >>

Derek Brunson Out; Thiago Santos Now Faces Gegard Mousasi at UFC 200

  • 8 days ago
  • 13 views

An injury has forced Derek Brunson out of his UFC 200 bout against Gegard Mousasi. Thiago Santos will step in as a replacement and take on the No. 8 ranked middleweight on July 9. read news >>