Numero Uno

Written by Tom Ngo
March 16th, 2009

Japanese legend Caol Uno will be ending his five and a half year Octagon absence, as he returns to the place he once called home to take on Spencher Fisher at UFC 99 in Cologne, Germany.

The bout had been Rumored for quite some time, however was officially confirmed by the organization today.

“Caol Uno, I love him,” White said earlier this year about the 33-year-old. “He’ll always be a part of the UFC.”

From 2001-2003, Uno compiled a 3-3-1 record in the UFC including an infamous draw with current lightweight champion BJ Penn at UFC 41.

Fisher is one of the toughest outs in the fight game today. He will be bowling for the turkey, as he is currently riding a two-fight winning streak.

UFC 99 will mark the organization’s first-ever promotion in Germany, and will be headlined by a brawl between two former champions. Former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin and former PrideFC 205-pound champion Wanderlei Silva will be meeting at a catch-weight of 195 pounds.

“I met Rich in the middle,” UFC president Dana White said of the unusual required weight. “Rich didn’t want to cut weight. He didn’t want to go back to 85, and Wanderlei hasn’t been to 85 yet.”

Although both are past their respective primes, it should still be a sick fight to watch as they both have the potential to be deadly.

“I think it’s a fun fight and it will be a fun fight to watch,” White added.

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