UFC 99: Cheick Kongo Replaces Heath Herring Against Cain Velasquez



The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that heavyweight Cheick Kongo will replace Heath Herring against Cain Velasquez at UFC 99 on June 13 from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.

Herring was forced to withdraw from the event after being struck with a lengthy illness that has interfered with his training for the fight.

Both Kongo and Velasquez are bidding for top contender status in the UFC heavyweight division.

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