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UFC 99: The Comeback
The poster for UFC 99: The Comeback.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJune 13, 2009
VenueLanxess Arena
CityCologne, Germany
Total gate$1,300,000
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]


This event was the first UFC event held in Germany,[4] 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 Cro Cop would be returning to the promotion to face Mostapha al-Turk at UFC 99.[5] It was Cro Cop'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.[6]


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (195 lb) Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Cheick Kongo Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop def. Mostapha al-Turk TKO (punches) 1 3:06
Welterweight Mike Swick def. Ben Saunders TKO (punches) 2 3:47
Lightweight Spencer Fisher def. Caol Uno Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dan Hardy def. Marcus Davis Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight Terry Etim def. Justin Buchholz Submission (D'Arce choke) 2 2:38
Lightweight Dennis Siver def. Dale Hartt Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:23
Welterweight Paul Taylor def. Peter Sobotta Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Paul Kelly def. Rolando Delgado Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Stefan Struve def. Denis Stojnić Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:37
Welterweight John Hathaway def. Rick Story Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[7]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-06-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.sportsbythenumbersmma.com/2009/08/ufc-pay-per-view-numbers-feeding.html[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "UFC 99 The Comeback". Ufc.com. Retrieved April 12, 2009.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Cro Cop Returns against al-Turk on UFC 99 Card in Germany". UFC.com. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2009.
  6. ^ "Kongo Steps in for Herring, Faces Velasquez at UFC 99". Ufc.com. Archived from the original on May 23, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  7. ^ "UFC 99 bonuses and awards for 'The Comeback' PPV fights". MMAmania.com. June 13, 2009. Retrieved June 13, 2009.

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