The card for UFC 99 continues to come together with the addition of lightweight scrappers Terry Etim (12-2) and Justin Buchholz (8-2), set to do battle from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on June 13 according to Fighters Only Magazine.
The two were originally paired up for UFC 95 on February 21 until a late injury forced Buchholz off the card. He was replaced by Palace Fighting Championship headliner Brian Cobb.
Etim thanked "The Bandit" for stepping up on short notice with a brutal second round TKO. The win over Cobb was his second in a row after a unanimous decision nod over Sam Stout at UFC 89: "Bisping vs. Leben" back in October 2008.
Buchholz on the other hand hasn't competed since choking out Corey Hill at UFC 86 "Jackson vs. Griffin" last July. The Sacramento native has won five of his past six fights, with the only blemish on the former ICON Sport fighter's record during that span being a first-round submission loss to Matt Wiman at UFC Fight Night 12 in his Octagon debut.
It should be a good scrap between two talented up-and-comers.
UFC 99 is expected to be headlined by former middleweight champion Rich "Ace" Franklin taking on ex-PRIDE smashing machine Wanderlei Silva in his middleweight debut. Heath Herring and Cain Velasquez as well as Mike Swick and Ben Saunders are also expected to hook ‘em up.
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