A lightweight matchup between Dale Hartt and Dennis Siver has been added to the card for UFC 99 on June 13 during the UFC’s German debut.
MMAWeekly.com was the first outlet to reveal news of the matchup and FiveOuncesOfPain.com has since confirmed the fight with a source close to one of the fighters.
Siver, a standout wrestler, will be competing in his home country against Hartt. He improved to 13-6 overall and 2-3 lifetime in the UFC following his third round TKO victory over Nate Mohr at UFC 93 this past January.
Hartt, 6-1, has not competed since December’s “Fight for the Troops” event, where he was awarded a second round TKO victory after opponent Corey Hill suffered a severe leg injury while attempting to deliver a kick. The win brought Hartt’s UFC record to .500 following his first round submission loss to Shannon Gugerty at UFC Fight Night 14 this past July.
UFC 99 will emanate from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany and will be headlined by a 195 pound catchweight fight between former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva and former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin.
In addition to Franklin vs. Silva and Hart vs. Siver, UFC 99 will also reportedly feature matchups between Mike Swick vs. Ben Saunders, Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy, Caol Uno vs. Spencer Fisher, Cain Velasquez vs. Heath Herring, Stefan Struve vs. Denis Stojnic, Paul Taylor vs. Peter Sobotta, Todd Duffee vs. Mustapha al Turk, and Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim.