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

Brian Stann vs. Steve Cantwell set for UFC’s Fight for the Troops

by:  Jack Bratcher

Yes you read that correctly, Brian Stann will face Steve Cantwell for the third time, but this time the fight will be in the UFC. This fight is scheduled for December 10 at Ft. Bragg, NC as part of the UFC’s Fight for the Troops card. Stann last fought Cantwell back in July when he lost his WEC Light Heavyweight Title by a round 2 TKO at WEC 35. It was Stann’s first title defense after defeating Doug “The Rhino” Marshall at WEC 33 in March of this year.  To have Stann fight at this event is pure genuis.  He is an Iraqi war veteran and considered the “Pride of the U.S. Marnie Corps” by military men and women who love to see one of their own compete at such a high level.

So how did Brian Stann and Steve Cantwell end up in the UFC? The Zuffa-owned (same company that owns the UFC) WEC, has decided to put a close to their light heavyweight and middleweight divisions. The organization which was founded in 2001, will now focus its efforts entirely on the bantamweight (135lbs.), featherweight (145lbs.), lightweight (155 lbs.), and welterweight (170lbs.) divisions.

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