Corey Hill vs. Dale Hartt (& UFN 16 prelims)

Here it is: the leg kick heard ’round the world. Corey Hill vs. Dale Hartt at UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops. We can only hope that Corey makes a full recovery and can continue his career with the UFC and competing in professional mma.

Here are the other un-aired preliminary bouts from UFC: Fight for the Troops

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Corey Hill’s leg – photo

This has to be the worst picture in MMA history. Holy f*cking sh*t!!!! Corey was fighting Dale Hartt at UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops and as he threw a leg kick, Hartt checked the kick and Corey’s skinny shin’s made contact with Hartt’s thicker shin and something had to give. Maybe this … Read more

Fight for the Troops bonuses

Everyone who watched the Fight For the Troops would be in agreement with Josh Koshcheck’s winning the $30,000 knockout of the night bonus. The announcement came not long after his devastating two punch knockout of Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Even the commentators, Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan, immediately stated that they were sure it would get KO of the night honors.

Steve Cantwell was the recipient of the submission of the night $30,000 bonus after his arm-breaking (he literally gave Al-Hassan a two-way elbow) technical submission of Razak Al-Hassan. The hard to watch submission victory came at 4:04 of round 1. Amazingly, the referee, Mario Yamasaki, had to stop the match, as Al-Hassan never tapped, even while his arm was being hyper-extended, thus making the victory and actual technical submission, which goes on Cantwell’s record as a TKO.

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UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops – results & play by play

UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops took place tonight in Fayetteville, North Carolina and was broadcast live on SPIKE TV.

There were some great fights for a great cause. A few highlights were Steve Cantwell’s arm breaking submission, Dale Hartt’s leg-breaking kick, and Josh Koscheck’s complete wrecking of Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

It’s always entertaining when there’s a terrible referee and Joe Rogan starts going off on them on air.

In between the fights, viewers got to learn about TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and hear the stories of surviving veterans. The main purpose of the show was so UFC fans can help raise funds for the National Intrepid Center for Excellence at http://fallenheroesfund.ufc.com.

Here’s how the fights went down:

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UFC Fight for the Troops – PREVIEW

Main Event

Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Yoshiyuki Yoshida is probably one of the best welterweights that few people know about in North America. The problem for Yoshida is that he has run into someone with a very similar skill set. Yoshida likes to dirty box in the clinch and dominate from the top position. If they do clinch up Koscheck will be able to use his superior wrestling to take the fight to the ground, and there is little chance that Yoshida will be able to attain top position. Koscheck did have a rough go of it in his last fight, which was only 46 days ago, he will able to win this fight by decision.

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Jonathan Goulet’s guide on how to make a grudge match

People can say whatever they want about the next big promotion that is going to take down or at least compete with the UFC.

Until recently there was a worthy alphabet soup of contenders that included the IFL, the WFA, and Elite XC, but now there is nothing left but Affliction.

The T-shirt company turned MMA promotion made headlines with its inflated pay scale for the first card, but on today’s MMA scene no promotion provides consistent fight opportunities like the UFC.

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Trigg breaks down UFC Fight for the Troops

Trigg is back with his picks and breakdown for UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops card that will air live on Spike TV tomorrow night (Dec.10). He likes Koscheck over Yushida and Swick over Goulet. You decipher the rest. He does give us our MMA lesson of the day: “Wrestling always beats … Read more

UFC Fight for the Troops airs Wed., Dec. 10 on Spike TV

UFC will broadcast Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops, a 3 hour live event taking place at Fort Bragg, North Carolina to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, on Spike TV Wednesday, December 10 starting at 8pm CST/6pm PST.

The event will be headlined by a main event featuring a welterweight battle between Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

The undercard has a number of interesting bouts including Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet, Corey Hill vs. Dale Hartt, and Matt Wiman vs. Jim Miller. Coming from the WEC, Steve Cantwell will be making his UFC debut against the 6-0 Razak Al-Hussan.

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Brian Stann off UFN 16 Fight for the Troops card

Five Ounces of Pain is reporting that former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Stann will not be able to fight Steve Cantwell in his first scheduled UFC bout which was to take place at UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS (Ultimate Fight Night 16) on December 10th in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Apparently Stann suffered a … Read more