Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been busy recently, putting the pieces in place for its first official show in Germany, which is set to take place from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, on June 13.
In fact, the promotion has made official several bouts for UFC 99: "The Comeback" in recent days, including the welterweight match up between The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alums from different seasons, Mike Swick and Ben Saunders.
Of course, former middleweight champion Rich "Ace" Franklin is expected to headline the pay-per-view (PPV) event opposite ex-PRIDE smashing machine Wanderlei Silva at a catchweight of 195 pounds.
It is likely that "The Axe Murderer" -- win or lose -- will likely compete at middleweight moving forward and "Ace" will return to the land of light heavyweights. Regardless, it should be fun to see how this battle between former champions unfolds on fight night.
Here is the current UFC 99 fight card:
195 lbs.: Rich Franklin (24-4) vs Wanderlei Silva (32-9-1)
Main card (Televised):
170 lbs.: Mike Swick (13-2) vs. Ben Saunders (7-0-2)
170 lbs.: Marcus Davis (16-4) vs. Dan Hardy (21–6)
155 lbs.: Spencer Fisher (22-4) vs. Caol Uno (25-11-4)
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez (5-0) vs. Heath Herring (28-14)*
Under card (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Dennis Siver vs. Dale Hartt
265 lbs.: Stefan Struve (16-3) vs. Denis Stojnic (5-2)
155 lbs.: Terry Etim vs. Justin Buchholz*
155 lbs.: Paul Kelly vs. Roli Delgago*
265 lbs.: Mustapha Al-Turk (6-4) vs. Todd Duffee (4-0)*
170 lbs.: Paul Taylor (9-4-1) vs. Peter Sobotta (8-1)*
170 lbs.: John Hathaway vs. Rick Story*
*Fight not yet officially confirmed by UFC.com.
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