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UFC Planning January “Fight for the Troops” Event

It appears the UFC’s undying support of American soldiers will be on display once again in the coming months, as the promotion looks to be in the process of planning a new “Fight for the Troops” event on January 22nd, 2011 in Texas at Fort Hood. The base, one of the largest in the nation, houses more than 30,000 people and may be familiar to the public based on a tragic shooting last November that left thirteen individuals dead and a military psychologist in custody. The event will mark the third time the UFC has conducted business on a military base though it has been two years since their last venture of a similar nature.

News of the possibility was reported by one of the fighters who expects to participate on the card – Melvin Guillard – via his Twitter account. Guillard did not announce who he would be facing at the event.

Guillard is currently riding a three-fight win streak and most recently outpointed Jeremy Stephens in a split decision at UFC 119 this past September. The 27-year old has emerged victorious six of the last seven times he’s entered the Octagon with the lone loss being a second-round submission to Nate Diaz in September 2009.

  • Jak says:

    The last fight for the Troops was terrible on paper, but it turned out to be one of the best cards i’ve seen. I’m pretty sure that was Saunders kneeing that welt into that guy, Cantwell popping buddies arm, Hill snapping his leg like a twig, Koscheck double ko’ing Yoshida…

    Guillard vs veteran Yves Edwards would be sweet, if that’s one of the fights.


    Looking forward to this card actually happening as signed-And yes -Yves vs Guillard would most assuredly be a toss up at this point in time


    Let’s get it crackin salamanders

  • Rece Rock says:

    “The last fight for the Troops was terrible on paper, but it turned out to be one of the best cards i’ve seen. ” – Jak

    Word… I remember being happily surprised as well.


    On a side note of some sort-I have three family members currently fighting in a barren desert for no reason other than to appease the greedy oil barons of the world-But what’s new-Same story different century-As always when it comes to these “free” fight nights for the troops there seems to be an extra amount of adrenaline exhibited by all of the fighters involved-which makes average matchups rise above-looking forward to another night of human combat at it’s purest level


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