Former contestants from different seasons of The Ultimate Fighter, Mike Swick and Ben Saunders, are penciled in to hook 'em up in a welterweight bout at UFC 99 from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on June 13, according to FiveOuncesOfPain.com.
Swick is a former middleweight contender who recently made the move down to 170 pounds. He scored a "quick" technical knockout of Jonathan Goulet at UFC Fight Night 16: "Fight for the Troops" back in December 2008. It was the first stoppage for the American Kickboxing Academy standout in more than two years and the first for him as a welterweight.
He is currently undefeated (3-0) in the new division with wins over Goulet, Marcus Davis and Josh Burkman.
Saunders was actually expected to be in action next weekend against Dustin Hazelett at UFC 96 from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on March 7. However, both fighters had to withdraw from the event because of injuries.
"Berserk" is coming off a lopsided first round ass-kicking of Brandon Wolff at UFC Night 16: "Fight For the Troops" back in December 2008. The former TUF 6 competitor channeled the Muay Thai skills of UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva to totally rout the Hawaiian in his Octagon debut.
It was impressive (and painful) to watch to say the least. Saunders has been perfect (3-0) since his stint on the mixed martial arts reality series, defeating Ryan Thomas at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" in August and Dan Barrera via unanimous decision at TUF 6 Finale.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on the developing UFC 99 fight card.