I know I'm going to get flamed for my opinion, but I'm going to go against the grain and say Patrick Cote wins by TKO in the first or second round.
Patrick has quite a bit of power, and is as hungry as he ever was. Looking at his stats, his reach is identical to Anderson's, so that advantage will be taken out of the equation of the usual Anderson fight. He is also a much better striker than all of the other opponents Anderson has faced in the UFC, including Rich Franklin. Not only that, but he is also the best counter puncher Anderson has faced in the UFC.
Coming off of 7 straight wins, it is hard to imagine Anderson will not be overconfident, maybe even cocky. Despite his appearance on the poster, I doubt Patrick is afraid. He has faced many devastating strikers in the past, and even though they may not have been as good as Anderson, Patrick knows what it is like to be in the line of fire and come out on top as the underdog. Also, he has never been knocked out. I think if Anderson comes in overconfident and attempts some of his crowd-pleasing wild moves that he usually attempts in the first round, Patrick will counter effectively and finish the fight. Call it intuition.
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