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.
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