Less than a week after officially announcing “UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2,” the world’s largest (and most generous) mixed martial arts promotion has nearly filled out the event’s entire roster.
A critical lightweight scrap between former top contender Kenny Florian and Evan Dunham will headline the freebie fight card.
The January 22nd show will raise funds for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces with traumatic brain injuries. Information about ways to donate can be found online at www.fightforthetroops.com.
This is the second “Fight for the Troops” show, the first taking place in Fayetteville, North Carolina in December 2008 that raised over $4 million dollars. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) provides assistance to our nation’s military heroes who have been critically injured in the performance of their duty and their families.
Spike TV will broadcast the event live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Only two contests haven’t been confirmed for the card. Thankfully, the trusty rumor mill has afforded us to fill in the blanks.
Here are the fighters expected to participate in Fort Hood, Texas:
Chan Sung Jung vs. Rani Yahya*
Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran*
Willamy Freire vs. Waylon Lowe
Amilcar Alves vs. Charlie Brenneman
Mike Guymon vs. DaMarques Johnson
David Mitchell vs. Mike Swick
Yves Edwards vs. Melvin Guillard
Cole Miller vs. Matt Wiman
Mark Hominick vs. George Roop
Tim Hague vs. Matt Mitrione
Evan Dunham vs. Kenny Florian
* – Fight not confirmed.