A battle between Holland-based heavyweights Stefan Struve and Denis Stojnic is now on tap for the UFC’s debut in Germany on June 13.
News of the new UFC 99 matchup comes courtesy of a report by the U.K.-based MMA magazine Fighters Only, which states that bout agreements have been signed and returned.
Fighters Only is also reporting that the loser of the bout will be released from his existing UFC contract.
Nicknamed “The Skyscraper” due to his listed height of 6’1”, Struve fell to 16-3 after losing his UFC debut last month at UFC 95 in London, England. Facing Brazilian heavyweight sensation Junior dos Santos, Struve was TKO’d just 54 seconds into the fight.
Stojnic is a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina but trains out of the Golden Glory gym near Amsterdam, Holland. The 29-year old kickboxing standout fell to 5-2 after losing his UFC debut last month at UFC Fight Night 17. Matched up against former NCAA All-American Cain Velasquez, Stojnic was TKO’d due to punches at 2:34 of round 2.
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 Struve vs. Stojnic, UFC 99 will also reportedly feature matchups between Mike Swick vs. Ben Saunders, Caol Uno vs. Spencer Fisher, Cain Velasquez vs. Heath Herring, Alessio Sakara vs. Alan Belcher, and Todd Duffee vs. Mustapha al Turk.