As promised, UFC welterweight Josh Koshcheck will indeed be participating on the UFC’s “Fight for the Troops” event on December 10th, less than seven weeks after he lost a convincing unanimous decision to Thiago Alves at UFC 90. Koscheck, who was originally slated to take on Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC FN16, vowed to pull double duty after his loss to Alves if he was medically cleared to do so. It seems as though Kos is a man of his word, and will be headlining the event in front of U.S. Military at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. There will be a minimum of five televised bouts during the three hour event.
The free Spike TV broadcast will be an MMA fund raising event to support the U.S. Troops. The UFC will host a variety of fights throughout the night, during which fans can call-in and donate money to the Fallen Heroes Fund.
The Fallen Heroes Fund raises money for soldiers that have been wounded in combat.
“The goal will be to raise millions of dollars to help the National Intrepid Center of Excellence,” said UFC President Dana White. “Basically…it’s a treatment center for men and women in the military who’ve experienced traumatic brain injuries. Throughout the night viewers will be able call-in and donate money to the cause.”
Here is the finalized UFC Fight Night 16 Card:
Eddie Sanchez vs. Justin McCully
Steve Bruno vs. Johnny Rees
Ben Saunders vs. Brandon Wolff
Dale Hartt vs. Corey Hill
Brodie Farber vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Wiman
Tim Credeur vs. Nate Loughran
Razak Al-Hussan vs. Steve Cantwell
Jonathan Goulet vs. Mike Swick
Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida