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Terry Etim and Justin Buchholz to Meet at UFC 99

A UFC 99 bout between lightweight fighters Terry Etim and Justin Buchholz has been added to the UFC’s first trip to Germany slated for June 13.

The new matchup was first reported by the U.K.-based MMA magazine Fighters Only.

Etim and Buchholz were scheduled to meet at UFC 95 but an injured ankle caused Buchholz to withdraw from the bout. Etim wound up fighting Brian Cobb on short notice and was victorious by defeating Cobb via 2nd round TKO.

The victory was third straight for Etim, who recently signed a new three fight deal with the organization. The British-born Etim is 3-2 in the UFC with victories over Sam Stout and Matt Grice with his losses coming to Rich Clementi and Gleison Tibau.

Buchholz will be entering the Octagon for the first time in nearly a year. The Hawaiian-based fighter has not competed since defeating Corey Hill via second round submission at UFC 86 last July. He made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 12 in January of 2008, losing to Matt Wiman.

Buchholz has also competed for the now-dormant EliteXC organization, winning his only fight for the organization in September of 2007 against Ikaika Choy-Fu.

As now, the Etim vs. Buchholz matchup is scheduled to be on the preliminary portion of the card. The UFC is still undecided whether or not to air this on pay-per-view or offer the card for free on Spike TV via tape delay.

The updated card for UFC 99 is as follows:

  • Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva
  • Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno
  • Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy
  • Ben Saunders vs. Mike Swick
  • Heath Herring vs. Cain Velasquez
  • Alan Belcher vs. Alessio Sakara
  • Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim
  • Mustapha al Turk vs. Todd Duffee
  • Peter Sobotta vs. Paul Taylor
  • Denis Stojnic vs. Stefan Struve

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