On June 13th UFC fans will see the return of a former top lightweight contender in Caol Uno (25-11-4). If fans remember back to the early days of Zuffa then they surely recall one of the more exciting fighters of that time period. Uno made his first appearance at UFC 30 on Febuary 23, 2001 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
His opponent that night was Jens Pulver for the then UFC Bantamweight Title. Pulver beat out Uno for the decision win, but Uno showed that he was a force to be reckoned with having previously choked out Rumina Sato when Sato was a top contender.
Uno went on to have a record of 3-3-1 in the UFC having fought the likes of BJ Penn twice, Din Thomas and Yves Edwards. His last appearence in the Octagon was at UFC 44 on September 2, 2003 where he was knocked out literally of the UFC by Hermes Franca. Since his departure from the UFC, Uno went a respectable 10-5 in K-1 Hero’s and 1 draw in the Shooto organization.
Now at UFC 99 in Germany, Uno returns with the hope of making himself a top contender once again in the Octagon. His first opponent will be Spencer “The King” Fisher. Fisher also a top contender in the UFC lightweight division and always a tough opponent, has wins over Thiago Alves, Dan Lauzon and Jeremy Stephens just to name a few.
Fisher’s last fight was at UFC 90 where he submitted Shannon Gugerty by triangle. Uno’s last fight was a decision loss to number one ranked lightweight Shinya Aoki at DREAM 5 in July 2008. This will be the first UFC event in Germany and while the card is not yet finalized, fans in Germany can expect a treat when Caol Uno returns to face Spencer Fisher.
By: Dusty Adams