It’s been over 14 months since UFC middleweight Patrick Cote was last seen inside an Octagon, however the French-Canadian just announced his hiatus will come to an end at UFC 113 on May 1st.

“It feels great! I’m very happy and it’s about time,” Cote told “I’m very excited! I wanted a big fight right away and the UFC gave me what I wanted so I’m extremely satisfied!”

He was unable to confirm an opponent.

Cote originally tore the meniscus and medial collateral ligament in his right knee during the third round of his title bout against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 90 back in October 2008. At the time, it was the deepest anyone had taken the champ in an Octagon battle.