For a few brief moments Saturday night, Alessio Sakara thought he finally could taste victory again.
And Patrick Cote, when he came to, may have wondered if he would be walking out of the octagon for the final time as a UFC fighter. But then everything went sideways.
After a longer-than-normal delay, Cote had his hand raised at UFC 154, the winner by disqualification.
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Alessio Sakara’s appeal of his disqualification loss to Patrick Cote at UFC 154 on Nov. 17 in Montreal has been denied. read news >>
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MONTREAL - Alessio Sakara had a remarkable turnaround spoiled on Saturday night.
The Italian was rocked, and rocked hard, by Canadian fan favorite Patrick Cote. But he survived, landed several big elbows that put Cote down and pounded his way to what he thought was a quick TKO victory.
But when four or five of his finishing shots on the ground were to the back of the head, referee Dan Miragliotta instead disqualified Sakara.
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