Saturday, June 11, 2011

Former NHL enforcer Brashear wins MMA debut; Cote wins on same card

It wasn't exactly MMA's finest moment, but Donald Brashear seemed to wow some in the crowd. The 18-year veteran of the NHL crushed Mathieu Bergeron in just 21 seconds in Quebec City on Saturday night.

Brashear, who has a three-fight deal with Ringside MMA , came to the arena with a Philadelphia Flyers bag.

A southpaw, the former Canuck, Flyer, Canadien, Thrasher and Capital, crushed Bergeron with a left and then pounded away on the ground as the last second fill-in turtled up.

Believe it not, the Brashear fight was actually the co-main event on the card. Former UFC middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote won via unanimous decision over Todd Brown in the co-feature. This was Cote's second straight win away from the UFC. He beat Kalib Starnes, another UFC alum, back in April. Cote (15-7) was cut by the promotion after a loss at UFC 121 to Tom Lawlor. A serious knee suffered against Anderson Silva at UFC 90 derailed Cote's career for nearly two years.


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