Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Claude Patrick Finally Appears Headed To UFC, Debut Expected In Vancouver
According to an article posted on FiveOuncesOfPain.com, Canada's top welterweight free agent, Claude Patrick (11-1), is currently in negotiations with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and could make his octagon debut at UFC 115 in Vancouver, B.C. this June.
This is great news for the Ontario native, who has struggled to gain international media attention despite only ever losing above his weight class in a bout with Drew McFedries (8-6) and scoring a submission victory in the IFL. The lack of recognition has been unfortunate because Patrick is one of the most consistent finishers in the sport, having ended every single fight on his current 10-0 streak, including eight submissions with only two fights going past the opening round. In his most recent fight, Patrick defeated gritty up-and-comer Matt MacGrath (8-3) in Edmonton on February, 5th by second-round submission (guillotine) in the co-main event of Aggression MMA II.
Clearly, it is about time that one of the sport's premier promotions finally came knocking on Claude's door at Mississauga Elite, but, now that the UFC has, there is no telling where the ceiling is for Patrick.
More details, including confirmation of Patrick's signing and rumoured opponents, will be posted as it becomes available.
From the B.C. MMA Fan Vault: Interview With Claude Patrick
Video Interview With C.P. From MMACanada.net: Available Here