by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Spike TV on
Monday officially announced that Josh Koscheck and Yoshiyuki Yoshida will headline the upcoming UFC Fight For The Troops event on
Dec. 10 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.
There had been
some question as to whether Koscheck would remain on the card due to his
stepping in at the last minute to face Thiago Alves at UFC 90 in Chicago in
late October. Koscheck remained steadfast that he wanted to fight again at UFC
Fight For The Troops and his participation is now confirmed.
The special live UFC
fight card will raise funds to build a hospital for traumatic brain injuries
for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces. Thousands
of soldiers from nearby Fort Bragg, the proud home of the U.S. Airborne and
Special Operations Forces, will be in attendance. More information about
the facility, including ways to donate, can be found online at http://www.fallenheroesfund.org
or by calling 1-800-340-HERO.
will make his welterweight return as part of the card when he faces tough
Canadian fighter Jonathan Goulet. Ultimate Fighter 5 alumnus Matt Wiman will
also be on the card facing a difficult lightweight battle with Frankie Edgar,
who is coming off of an important win for him over Hermes Franca.
The fight card also
showcases five current UFC fighters who are all U.S. military veterans,
including Luigi Fioravanti, Tim Credeur, Dale Hartt, Brandon Wolff, and Steve
Bruno. An additional fight will be added to the main event and announced
at a later date.
undercard, two promising fighters make their UFC debut as WEC light heavyweight
champion Steve Cantwell battles Razak Al-Hussan. Al-Hussan is undefeated
in five professional bouts, with four of his five wins coming via TKO or
also includes former U.S. Marine Luigi Fioravanti vs. Brodie Farber; U.S. Navy
veteran Dale Hartt vs. Corey Hill from “The Ultimate Fighter 5;” Ben Saunders
from “The Ultimate Fighter 5” vs. former Navy SEAL Brandon Wolff; “The Ultimate
Fighter 7” semi-finalist and U.S. Navy veteran Tim Credeur vs. Nate Loughran;
Johnny Rees vs. U.S. Navy veteran Steve Bruno; and Justin McCully vs. Eddie