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Good card for an even better cause starts to take shape

The UFC is on its way to putting together a great card for the projected UFC Fight Night 23 (i.e. “Fight for the Troops”) card expected to take place January 22nd at Fort Hood, Texas. The UFC no doubt hopes to follow in the footsteps of the first “Fight for the Troops” show which helped raise a reported $4 million dollars for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Undefeated TUF 10 heavyweight Matt Mitrione and returning UFC veteran Tim Hague are expected to square off at the event. Mitrione is coming off a unanimous decision win over Joey Beltran in September, while Hague will be hoping for a return to success after fighting outside the UFC, and picking up two wins, in an effort to get back to the grandest cage of them all.

Although the show has yet to be announced, another unofficial match-up rumored for the evening is a welterweight fight featuring DaMarques Johnson and Mike Guymon. Johnson confirmed the bout over the weekend via Twitter. With both men potentially fighting for their respective spot on the UFC roster based on recent losses, the fighters should leave it all in the cage come showtime!

The anticipated card will also will also feature a lightweight battle between Melvin Guillard and Texan Yves Edwards. Each man is coming off a win in his previous outing and will no doubt be looking to make a statement with the scheduled influx of talent on the horizon thanks to the UFC recent absorption of sister-promotion, WEC.

Also, as reported recently on Five Ounces of Pain, Mike Swick has fueled the rumors that he would be making his return on this card after being sidelined due to injury/illness. It has since been revealed by MMAWeekly Swick will fight relative UFC newcomer David Mitchell (11-1) at the event.

With the continued support of the Zuffa LLC, to the U.S. Armed Forces this card is mutually beneficial for the troops, the fans and the promotion alike.

  • Kamakosmo says:

    Lets keep this a MMA forum please.

  • Kamakosmo says:

    Read and learn before you make comments….

    The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund was established in 2000 to provide financial support for the dependents of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty. This continued an effort begun in 1982 by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, founders of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Fisher House Foundation. Following the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1982, the Fishers sent contributions of $10,000 to every child who lost a parent in the attack. Until Zachary’s passing in 1999, the Fishers made hundreds of similar contributions following military losses. These gifts, usually of $25,000, were intended to assist military families through any financial hardships they might face following the loss of their loved ones. This tradition was carried on by Zachary’s nephews, Arnold, Richard and Tony Fisher, who quietly supported these efforts through the Intrepid Museum.

    Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and the United States’ involvement in the war on terrorism, the need for this support greatly increased and this effort was expanded to the public to help meet the growing need for funds.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    As you already said, please keep this a discussion on MMA. The only politics we talk ’round these parts has to do with what fighter is getting overlooked for a shot at the title or the approval of the sport in NY.

  • Kamakosmo says:

    Agreed, and my apologies. And as long as Assemblyman Bob Reilly is in that seat, we will never have MMA in New York.

  • Guthookd says:

    Here’s my only political statement: Legalize it!

    LOL. That’s what we’re doing in California today, BTW>

  • MCM says:

    My only political statement:

    and no on prop 19 😉

  • gy614x says:

    this was on Inside MMA, listen to that dudes argument, Joe Rogan has the best line to start off in MMA’s defense

  • Guthookd says:

    “My only political statement:

    and no on prop 19 ”

    Well, wish number one is never going to happen again 😉
    but you got number two damn you. I guess we’ll all have to continue to smoke on the back porch instead of the front.

  • MCM says:

    Ha. I was so busy yesterday, I didn’t even have time to vote. I would’ve voted for it though, I was just giving you and everyone else I know crap about it.


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