UFC 99 “The Comeback” Announced, Franklin vs. Wanderlei To Headline



The UFC announced today UFC 99 “The Comback” at a press conference in Cologne Germany. Headlining the card will be former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin taking on PRIDE veteran Wanderlei Silva at a catchweight of 195lbs.

UFC President Dana White:

“June 13, 2009, is a huge day in the history of the UFC. It has been a long time coming, but the best fighters on the planet are finally heading to Germany for our first event ever in mainland Europe … We are coming with a stacked card and a unique main event. Rich Franklin v Wanderlei Silva is another of those dream fights fans never thought they’d get to see – but we are making it happen in Germany.”

“Everyone knows Rich moved up to light heavyweight a couple of fights ago while Wanderlei is planning on fighting at 185lbs from now on, but this fight is too exciting a match not to happen and both these guys deserve a ton of credit for taking this fight at 195lbs.”

Tickets for the event go on sale next Monday to UFC Fight Club members.

  • UFC Fight Club – Monday, March 9 at 1 PM EST.
  • UFC Newsletter – Wednesday, March 11 at 1 PM EST.
  • Tickets to the General Public – Friday, March 13 at 1 PM EST.

For the latest on UFC 99, check out our UFC Rumors section.


  1. Tim

    March 3, 2009 at 3:17 am

    This one should be great and interesting, i like both fighters so best of luck to both

  2. roy

    March 3, 2009 at 3:55 am

    this is a good card, i am kinda suprized since the overseas events are usually weak, with that said i think this should be the co main event with one more big fight this card will be stacked plus both guys are coming off a loss.

  3. tom

    March 3, 2009 at 4:56 am

    I wonder who is the co main Because this fight was the co main Event and it was going to be BJ vs Ken flow but now its Rich vs Silva so who is the Co main??

    I hope rich can get a won

  4. Tim

    March 3, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Me too, i like Rich but if Silva wins good for him.

  5. whodini

    March 3, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Wandi is fighting everone latlely isn't he ? seems like he's fighting all the time .

  6. Tim

    March 3, 2009 at 8:57 am

    With this one in Germany they needed a major draw and frankly BJ wouldnt be the kind of draw that Silva would be as he is an international star.

  7. tom

    March 3, 2009 at 10:27 am

    i bet the co main will be do santo vs kongo

  8. Ryan S

    March 3, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I think this card looks great. All the fights interest me, some more than others.

  9. whodini

    March 3, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    does anyone know what ever happened to David Terrell

  10. steve

    March 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    David Terrell has tried to make a comeback but has been injuried not once not twice but thats right 3 times having had to pull out of each. He pulled out 2 times against Okami in 2006 I believe and then in 2007 he was supposed to fight Ed Herman at UFC 78 and got hurt training. So yeah thats pretty much what happened to him. INJURY.

  11. whodini

    March 3, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    thanks Steve

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