UFC officially adds Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno to UFC 99 in June
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported in February, former UFC lightweight title challenger Caol Uno (25-11-4 MMA, 3-3-1 UFC) will return to the organization for the first time in almost six years at "UFC 99: Franklin vs. Silva."
The UFC officially announced today that Uno will face Spencer Fisher (22-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) at the June 13 event.
UFC 99 takes place at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Tickets for the event are currently on sale.
Uno, a Shooto veteran who turned pro in 1996, first fought for the UFC 155-pound title (then dubbed the bantamweight title) in 2001, but he suffered a majority-decision loss to Jens Pulver. After going 3-1 in his next four fights, Uno then fought B.J. Penn in the finale of a four-man lightweight tournament that would crown the winner the organization's new lightweight champion (Pulver had been stripped of the belt after a contract dispute). Uno and Penn fought to a disappointing draw at UFC 41, and the UFC disbanded the division for the next three years.
Uno fought once more for the UFC before he headed overseas to compete for K-1 HERO'S, which has since become DREAM. Uno is 10-5-1 since he left the UFC more than five years ago.
Fisher will be looking to build on the momentum of two-straight wins in the UFC. The 32-year-oold submitted Shannon Gugerty at UFC 90 in October 2008, and earned a decision win over Jeremy Stephens at the TUF 7 Finale in June 2008.
With the addition, the card now includes:
MAIN CARD (televised)
* Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva
* Ben Saunders vs. Mike Swick
* Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy
* Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno
* Heath Herring vs. Cain Velasquez*
PRELIMINARY CARD (un-televised)
* Dale Hartt vs. Denis Siver
* Denis Stojnic vs. Stefan Struve
* Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim*
* Mustapha al Turk vs. Todd Duffee*
* Roli Delgado vs. Paul Kelly*
* John Hathaway vs. Rick Story*
* - not yet announced by organization
I hope Uno destroys Fisher. Fisher's one of those guys who's faces I just wanna see get smashed in. Dunno why, but I just don't like him.
On the other hand I can't wait to see the Outlaw and the Irish Hand Grenade go toe-to-toe. Both guys have solid chins, great hands, with Hardy having the edge in kicks and an both having a good submission game (though I don't see it being a factor).