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Silva wins, but fails to impress

Anderson Silva might have defended his UFC middleweight title against Patrick Cote on Saturday, but he failed to impress. Myron Medcalf analyzes his performance.

Originally Published: October 26, 2008
By Myron Medcalf | Special to ESPN.com

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Patrick Cote had a chance to shock the world at Saturday's UFC 90.

Cote already had become the only Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter to take pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva to the third round. And he'd been the aggressor for most of the fight, although Silva had landed some hard kicks and punches.

But the Canadian fighter had no Seth Petruzelli moments.

In what already was an odd bout because Silva was toying with his opponent more than he ...

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