Ultimate Fighting Championship to host Fight for the Troops event on FOX Sports 1

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and FOX Sports 1 have joined forces to present UFC Fight For The Troops, a special three-hour live televised event on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET, to raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in support of the brave men and women serving our nation in the United States Armed Forces.

UFC fans encouraged to bid on Ultimate Prizes to benefit men and women of United States Armed Forces

Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) – Even though the action inside the Octagon™ at tonight’s UFC® Fight For The Troops 2 event has concluded, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is encouraging its fans to continue to help raise funds for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces with traumatic brain injuries. From now … Read more

UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar to visit Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to promote upcoming UFC fundraising event

January 22 Fight Card to be Broadcast Live On Spike TV from Fort Hood, TX New York, NY – UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will bring his championship belt to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to greet fans, sign autographs and promote the upcoming “Fight For the Troops II,” a UFC event to … Read more

Place your bids now in the Ultimate Auction – UFC to auction prizes to benefit Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

LAS VEGAS – From walking out to the Octagon™ with your favorite fighter to having dinner with the lovely UFC® Octagon Girls, place your bids now in the “UFC Fight For The Troops” auction in anticipation of the “UFC Fight For The Troops” event live from Fort Hood, Texas on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at … Read more

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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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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