UFC 99

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UFC 99: The Comeback
A poster or logo for UFC 99: The Comeback.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date June 13, 2009
Venue Lanxess Arena
City Cologne, Germany
Attendance 12,854[1]
Total gate $1,300,000
Buyrate 360,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida UFC 99: The Comeback The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale

UFC 99: The Comeback was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on June 13, 2009 in Cologne, Germany.[3] It was the first UFC event held in Germany, as well as the first in mainland Europe (events have previously been held in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the continental United States, Brazil, and Japan).


On Monday, June 1, the UFC announced that Mirko Filipović would be returning to the promotion to face Mostapha Al-turk at UFC 99.[4] It was Filipović's first fight in the UFC since his unanimous-decision loss to Cheick Kongo at UFC 75 in 2007.

An announced bout between Heath Herring and Cain Velasquez was cancelled due to an illness that Herring was suffering. On May 20, 2009, Cheick Kongo was announced as the replacement.[5]


Preliminary card[edit]

Hathaway defeated Story via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
Struve defeated Stojnić via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:37 of round 2.
Kelly defeated Delgado via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
Taylor defeated Sobotta via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30-27)
Siver defeated Hartt via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:23 of round 1.
Etim defeated Buchholz via submission (d'arce choke) at 2:38 of round 2.

Main card[edit]

Hardy defeated Davis via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).[6]
Fisher defeated Uno via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Swick defeated Saunders via TKO (strikes) at 3:47 of round 2.
Filipović defeated Al-turk via TKO (strikes) at 3:06 of round 1.
Velasquez defeated Kongo via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).[7]
Franklin defeated Silva via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).[8]

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva
  • Knockout of the Night: Mike Swick
  • Submission of the Night: Terry Etim


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.sportsbythenumbersmma.com/2009/08/ufc-pay-per-view-numbers-feeding.html
  3. ^ "UFC 99 The Comeback". Ufc.com. Retrieved April 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Cro Cop Returns against Al-Turk on UFC 99 Card in Germany". UFC.com. Retrieved June 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Kongo Steps in for Herring, Faces Velasquez at UFC 99". Ufc.com. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Hardy beats Davis by controversial split decision as all five Brits triumph". The Telegraph (London). 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  7. ^ "Velasquez Passes Trial by Kongo, Wins War at UFC 99". UFC.com. 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  8. ^ Davies, Gareth A (2009-06-14). "UFC 99: Rich Franklin scores unanimous victory over Wanderlei Silva in brutal contest". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  9. ^ "UFC 99 bonuses and awards for ‘The Comeback’ PPV fights". MMAmania.com. June 13, 2009. Retrieved June 13, 2009. 

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