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November 18, 2017

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UFC: Near the end

Ricardo Almedia went with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” for his entrance to the cage. Another excellent music choice by tonight’s competitors.

Patrick Cote went with some kind of a French rap song. He’s from Quebec, so that makes sense. It had a nice beat.

Neat fact on Cote: He made his UFC debut in 2004 with a main event fight against Tito Ortiz. He lost in a decision. Cote was a replacement opponent.

There are no empty seats in Mandalay Bay.

On a chat with the Sun earlier this week Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, predicted it would be one of the top five MMA gates in history. That would mean more than $3.3 million in ticket sales.

Interestingly, Joe Stevenson was only ahead on two cards after the first round. Al Lefkowitz gave the round to Tibau. It didn’t matter. Stevenson won via submission.

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