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UFC announces “UFC Fight for the Troops” event for Dec. 10 in Fort Bragg, N.C.

UFC President Dana White officially announced during Wednesday’s Spike TV telecast of UFC Fight Night 15 that the promotion will be holding a special fight card on Dec. 10 in Fort Bragg, N.C. to be titled “UFC Fight for the Troops.”

The show, which will be broadcast on Spike TV, will be a fundraiser for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to deceased and wounded U.S. military veterans. White indicated that viewers will be encouraged to call-in and donate to the fund during the broadcast.

The announcement of the event means that December will be a busy month for Zuffa. On Dec. 3, the UFC’s sibling-promotion World Extreme Cagefighting will hold a card that will be televised live on VERSUS. On Dec. 13, the UFC will present the live season finale for the current eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The month of events will conclude for the promotion on Dec. 27 during its annual New Year’s Eve weekend show in Las Vegas with UFC 92.

No fights for the Dec. 10 have been officially announced but MMAjunkie.com had previously reported that former Navy veteran Dale Hartt is expected to take on Corey Hill in a lightweight encounter. The site also reported that Rich Clementi, another Navy veteran, could be a candidate for the show as well. MMAMania.com is also reporting that Josh Koscheck could take on Yoshiyuki Yoshida in a featured welterweight encounter.

The UFC previously held a military-themed event at the California’s Marine Corps Miramar Air Station in December of 2006.

18 COMMENTS
  • Davey D says:

    Holy Shnikes…KOS vs. Yoshida??? That fight should bring the house down. I hope they put Brian Stann on this card as well. It would be an excellent way to bring him into the UFC fold.

  • Patrick says:

    Kos vs. Yoshida has all the markers of an amazing fight… can’t wait for that one.

  • matt says:

    Kos/Yoshida looks like a great fight, but that’s a huge step up in competition for Yoshida so soon. But I guess when it comes to the UFC, it’s a sink or swim situation.

  • KTru says:

    Nice!!! Plenty of fights to look forward to from the UFC

  • JollyDV says:

    As a retired Army nurse and a 100% disabled veteran, I say BRAVO! to the UFC for putting on this fundraiser for the troops in need.

    Sam wrote, “The show, which will be broadcast on Spike TV, will be a fundraiser for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to deceased and wounded U.S. military veterans. White indicated that viewers will be encouraged to call-in and donate to the fund during the broadcast.”

    I wonder if the UFC is donating a percentage of the gate to the Intrepid fund? Anyone that can spare a dollar or two, please donate.

  • JollyDV says:

    UFC has a place on the top of the home page to donate prior to the December fight, should you not want to call in.

  • Sergio Hernandez says:

    matt: Yoshida was set to take on Karo, I wouldn’t say that’s much different from Koscheck in terms of competition.

  • JoHn says:

    I do have to say i am a little disappointed that there wasnt anything said about evan tanner

  • Jeremy says:

    Rumors have it that Swick-Goulet is also now on this card as well instead of the Ultimate Fighter Finale like was previously thought.

    Zuffa has 4 fight cards in the month of December, can’t wait for that month. Tons of good action.

  • Sam Caplan says:

    John, at the start of the show there was a graphic of Evan Tanner with a message saying he will be missed.

  • dpk says:

    This is an awsome thing for UFC to do, can’t wait.

    It would be awsome if UFC could sign Tim Kennedy and put him on this card, the place would go insane to see him fight.

  • Scott says:

    Clementi is set to take on Gray Maynard at UFC 90 in late October. If they want him back for this card, they better hope the “Bully” doesn’t beat him up too bad.

    Luigi Fiorivanti and Steve Bruno will probably end up on this card as well with their military backgrounds, despite losses in their most recent fights.

  • Ertz says:

    Where is the WEC fight taking place?

  • rob says:

    This might be a really stupid question, and I apologize in advance if it is – – Will there be any tickets for the general public released for this show?

  • JollyDV says:

    Rob- I would check the UFC website on that, the article says it is being held at Fort Bragg. With it being on a military base that may limit the ticket pool, check though you never know. If you do get tickets, plan on getting there 3-4 hours prior to get through the security check point at the front gate.

  • Dale Hartt says:

    I know I’m amped! :-)

  • Robert says:

    Koscheck vs. Yoshida should be great but i can’t say i’m to excited that Jonathon Goulet is going to be on the card and why is he fighting Swick who is trying to move up the 170 lb. ladder a win over Goulet does nothing.Goulet does just enough to avoid getting cut by the UFC.

  • justin says:

    mike cantwell vs. rasak…that a good fight

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