"UFC Fights for the Troops" Card Coming Together

Written by Tom Ngo
September 20th, 2008

During Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 15, UFC President Dana White announced that the UFC will be hosting a three hour fund raising MMA event to support the U.S. Troops. “UFC Fights for the Troops” will be held on December 10th and showcase a variety of fights, during which fans can call-in and donate money to the Fallen Heroes Fund. Today, the UFC announced the addition of four bouts to the card, headlined by Jonathan Goulet taking on Mike Swick.

Initially, Swick and Goulet were going to meet at “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 Finale on December 13th, however the UFC decided to make the change to help boost the “Fight for the Troops” event.

The Fallen Heroes Fund raises money for soldiers that have been wounded in combat. The event will be held at the Fort Bragg Military Base in North Carolina.

“UFC and Spike TV are going to present a three-hour event. It’s called ‘UFC Fights for the Troops.’ And it’s to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund,” said White. “The goal will be to raise millions of dollars to help the National Intrepid Center of Excellence.

“Basically what that is, it’s a treatment center for men and women in the military who’ve experienced traumatic brain injuries,” explained the UFC president. “Throughout the night viewers will be able call-in and donate money to the cause.”

Here are the fighters Rumored to be competing on the card:

Nate Loughran vs. TBD
Liugi Fioravanti vs. Brodie Farber
Dale Hartt vs. Cory Hill
Eddie Sanchez vs. Justin McCully
Steve Bruno vs. Luke Cummo
Mike Swick vs.  Jonathan Goulet

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