Possible return for Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic at UFC 99 in Germany

There is great news for fans of the ‘Croatian Sensation’. It is looking as though the legendary PRIDE and UFC veteran, Mirko Filipovic (24-6-2) could make his return to the UFC Octagon on June 13, 2009 in Cologne, Germany at UFC 99. The event will be the UFC’s first foray into the central European country and what better way to make an entrance than to bring back one of central Europe’s greatest fighters of all time, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.

‘Cro Cop’ a.k.a. ‘the Croatian Sensation’, told the Croatian news site, Nova, in a new interview he is in negotiations with the UFC to fight at UFC 99 and he is very confident they will come to an agreement and will be on the card in June. ‘Cro Cop’ said Randy Couture (16-9) could be a possible opponent but it was not up to him or his management.

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Caol Uno returns at UFC 99

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.

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