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UFC 99: The Comeback

UFC 99
  • Saturday 06.13.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Lanxess Arena
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,300,000
  • Attendance: 12,854
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 365,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 12
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin   |   $60,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Ben Saunders vs. Mike Swick   |   $60,000 bonus to Swick
  • Submission of the Night
    Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim   |   $60,000 bonus to Etim
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  • Mario Yamasaki
    Silva vs. Franklin (12)Fisher vs. Uno (8)Delgado vs. Kelly (3)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Velasquez vs. Kongo (11)Filipović vs. Al Turk (10)Stojnić vs. Struve (2)
  • Leon Roberts
    Saunders vs. Swick (9)Buchholz vs. Etim (6)Sobotta vs. Taylor (4)Hathaway vs. Story (1)
  • Marc Goddard
    Hardy vs. Davis (7)Hartt vs. Siver (5)

UFC 99 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 99 was the first UFC event ever to be held in Germany, and the second event held on foreign soil to feature Rich Franklin in the main event. Franklin defeated Pride superstar Wanderlei Silva by Unanimous Decision, while undefeated heavyweight Cain Velasquez graduated from prospect to contender by dominating Cheick Kongo over three rounds.

Although it was one of the most entertaining fight cards of the year, UFC 99 was panned by German critics, who warned that mixed martial arts would do irreparable damage to their nation’s youth.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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