The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Spike TV on Thursday finally made UFC Fight For The Troops 2 official, announcing the event for Jan. 22 in Fort Hood, Texas.
Kenny Florian and Evan Dunham, as expected, will face off in a lightweight showdown in the evening’s main event.
This special live UFC fight card will raise funds for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces with traumatic brain injuries. Information about ways to donate can be found online at www.fightforthetroops.com.
Spike TV and the UFC are partnering with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for the special event. This is the second “Fight for the Troops” show, the first taking place in Fayetteville, N.C., in December 2008 that raised over 4 million dollars. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) provides assistance to our nation’s military heroes who have been critically injured in the performance of their duty, and their families
Fort Hood is home to the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Services. The “Great Place” is home to over 349,000 military personnel, Family members, retirees and civilian employees. Thousands of soldiers from Fort Hood, the proud home of III Corps, the reigning All Army Combatives Championship Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 13th Sustainment Command, First Army Division West, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, among others, will be in attendance.
“It’s always a great honor for us to entertain the men and women of the military by bringing them some great fights while raising money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund,” UFC president Dana White said. “It’s the least we can do for the people who are defending this country and making so many sacrifices for our freedom, and this is a cause the UFC will always support.”
Other bouts confirmed for the UFC Fight For The Troops 2 fight card include Mike Swick vs. David Mitchell, Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague, DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Guymon, and Melvin Guillard vs. Yves Edwards.