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Silva and Franklin wage war in Germany at UFC 99

The battle between Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin in Cologne, Germany at UFC 99 may not have been for a championship belt but this was one main event that succeeding in surpassing the hype.

The bout was one of the most exciting main events in recent UFC history.

Silva and Franklin traded hard punches and kicks over three electrifying rounds that saw both men rocked on multiple occasions. When it was all said and done Franklin was awarded with the unanimous decision in a bout that could have easily gone either way.

Cain Velasquez survived being rocked badly by Cheik Kongo punches in several moments of their heavyweight match up but managed to utilize his superior wrestling to keep Kongo on the canvas for the bulk of the bout. Velasquez was ultimately awarded the unanimous decision victory.

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic showed glimpses of the the human highlight reel that was so feared just a few years ago as he battered Mustapha Al Turk with punches for the first round TKO victory.

Mike Swick ended up bumrushing Ben Saunders with a flurry of hard punches for the second round TKO victory following an uneventful first round.

Marcus Davis and Dan Hardy fought like they had a grudge as the two pummeled each other all over the Octagon for three rounds before Hardy was ultimately named the winner by split decision.

A full list of results from UFC 99 are listed below:

Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision

Cain Velasquez def. Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic def. Mustapha Al-Turk via TKO – Round 2

Mike Swick def. Ben Saunders via TKO – Round 2

Spencer Fisher def. Caol Uno via unanimous decision

Dan Hardy def. Marcus Davis via split decision

Terry Etim def. Justin Buchholz via submission – Round 2

Denis Siver def. Dale Hartt via submission – Round 1

Paul Taylor def. Peter Sobotta by unanimous decision

Paul Kelly def. Roli Delgado via unanimous decision

Stefan Struve def. Denis Stojnic via submission – Round 2

John Hathaway def. Rick Story via unanimous decision

  • Milliniar says:

    so does this mean Carwin vs Velasquez for #1 contender? and throw Cro-Cop at winner of Mir and Lesnar?

  • Rich S. says:

    I was thinking more along the lines of Velasquez vs. Cro Cop, and then take things from there..

  • JJ Docker says:

    I don’t think Cro Cop would or should take a fight with Velasquez – he’d get taken down and mauled and he knows it. Cro Cop only wants the classic fights against the older, less dangerous fighters; Couture, Nog, Herring etc.

  • islandguy says:

    “The bout was one of the most exciting main events in recent UFC history.”

    Holy cow. Not sure what you were smoking bro. I thought it was a pretty ho-hum fight with Franklin on the bicycle for most of it. you can tell he’d been training with Anderson Silva.. same kind of stay-out-of-trouble stick and and move strategy. I don’t fault you for liking the fight. Who am I to tell people what they should like. But “most exciting”? That is an outrageous statement! Pretty annoyingly dull card all-in-all.


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