Spike TV and the UFC announced on Tuesday that their “UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops” event raised over $4 Million for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The foundation raises money for military troops that are injured, mentally or physically, during combat. They intend to use the majority of last week’s fund raiser to build a brand new medical center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Bill White, President of the IFHF, thanked both the UFC and Spike TV for their overwhelming patriotic support.
“We are profoundly grateful to the UFC and Spike TV for their extraordinary support of our nation’s Wounded Warriors,” White said. “Their efforts have moved us that much closer to complete the traumatic brain injury center in Bethesda for the service members that are fighting for our freedom overseas.”
The UFC and Spike TV put on a three-hour MMA fund raising event where fans called in and donated money for the cause. According to the released television ratings, the event averaged two million viewers.