A day after Heath Herring pulled out of UFC 99 because of an illness, the card just got better: Cheick Kongo will step in for Herring and fight Cain Velasquez in the co-main event.
Thomas Gerbasi of UFC.com was the first to report the news, which means the UFC 99 card will now have two very exciting heavyweight bouts: Kongo vs. Velasquez and Mirko Cro Cop vs. Mostapha Al Turk. The winner of the Kongo-Velasquez fight would firmly establish himself as a Top 10 heavyweight and would probably only be another win away from getting a heavyweight title shot.
UFC 99 takes place on June 13 in Cologne, Germany. The main event at UFC 99 is Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva.