Another good read from Bloody Elbow. Here’s a quick excerpt: “It was three years ago last week on Saturday, June 13, 2009, in the main event of UFC 99, the first ever UFC appearance in Germany. At the time though, all eyes were on a month later when the promotion put on its largest event at the time — UFC 100 — featuring two of its biggest stars in Brock Lesnar and Georges St. Pierre.

Then 34, Franklin had moved to light heavyweight and was coming off a split decision loss to Dan Henderson earlier in the year. Nearly three years removed from his reign as UFC Middleweight Champion, “Ace” was thrown a big name in Silva at a catchweight of 195 pounds.”

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