Just hours after the WEC announced that they were going to dispel their middleweight and light heavyweight divisions in 2009, 205-pound WEC champion Steve Cantwell and the man he defeated in August for the title, Brian Stann, have signed to fight for the UFC at “UFC Fight for the Troops” on December 10th at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
The two have squared off twice before, with each walking away with a victory. The rubber match will take place on the UFC’s free three-hour event on Spike TV in front of the men and women that are currently protecting this country’s freedom. During the event, fans can call in and donate money to The Fallen Heroes Fund.
Stann should be a crowd favorite, as he himself is a military man. He is an infantry officer for the United State Marine Corps. The 27-year-old served two tours in Iraq and is a recipient of the Silver Star, an award given for gallantry against the enemy in combat. It is the Marine Corps’ third highest honor after The Medal of Honor and The Navy Cross.
He has been training hard in New Mexico with Greg Jackson’s “Jackson Submission Fighting” camp.
Here are the fighters Rumored to be competing the the card:
Liugi Fioravanti vs. Brodie Farber
Nate Loughran vs Tim Credeur
Dale Hartt vs. Cory Hill
Brian Stann vs. Steve Cantwell
Ben Saunders vs. Brandon Wolff
Eddie Sanchez vs. Justin McCully
Steve Bruno vs. Luke Cummo
Matt Wiman vs. Frankie Edgar
Mike Swick and Jonathan Goulet