Round 1 - Phillippe Chartier is the ref. Cote wants to get started early in his welterweight debut, and 20 seconds in their trade wildly with both landing. Cote gets a nice combo off, and then gets a couple more through. Voelker tries to tie him up, but Cote turns him around. They jockey for position on the wall, and finally Voelker gets the break. Cote tries to get an uppercut through. Cote lands again and then scores a trip takedown. But Voelker is right back to his feet and lands a takedown of his own. Cote has to go to work off his back. He moves around and goes after an armbar, but it won't stick. It was close, though, and certainly gave Voelker something to think about. Not much ground and pound from Voelker, though, and Cote lands three big elbows from the bottom. Then he goes after that left arm again. Cote tries to scramble out, but Voelker will retain top position. It's close, but MMAjunkie.com will give it to Voelker 10-9.
Round 2 - Cote kicks early, and then the two trade some heavy hands. But both remain standing. Cote comes with a high kick that's off the mark. Voelker lands a nice leg kick. They trade back and forth, but it's Cote two minutes in who lands punches in bunches and gets the crosd going. But Voelker survives and lands a bunch of big ones on his own. But Cote wisely gets out of there. The round remains close. Voelker lands a nice knee, and then another. With two minutes left in the round, Cote spins him around, and after a tie-up, Cote lands a bunch and breaks away. He's cut above his nose, thoguh, and Voelker continues to land some nice shots. The two trade big as the time ticks down in the second , and Cote lands a takedown just as the round ends. It's close again, but MMAjunkie.com will go with Cote 10-9.
Round 3 - The two touch gloves and then come out absolutely bombing for 15 seconds, and it's Voelker who has Cote stunned with a left and a right. Cote wobbles, but doesn't fall, and he tries to trade back before tying things up. Cote breaks things off, then nearly lands a fully clean flying knee. Cote wants a single-leg, but it's not happening and they tie up. Cote might be the more tired of the two at this point, and Voelker's corner seems to think so. Cote lands a good elbow, but Voelker lands a big knee as Cote thinks takedown. Cote wants to drag Voelker down, but Voelker defends, then gets his own takedown. And that could prove to be huge. He's landing hammerfists on the ground, and Cote is trying to wriggle around for an armbar and Voelker makes him eat punches. The crowd gets behind Cote with two minutes left, and he gets to his feet for a moment before Voelker drags him back. Cote goes after an armbar and then a triangle choke, but Voelker rolls out and is well in control at this point. Cote gets to his feet once more at the one-minute mark. But Voelker scoops him up and puts him right back down. Voelker will cruise his way to the finish line. It's his round 10-9 on the MMAjunkie.com card, and the fight should go to him 29-28. Patrick Cote def. Bobby Voelker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)