After a brief three-week hiatus to break in the New Year, “UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2” returns next Saturday with some freebie mixed martial arts action.
An electrifying lightweight scrap between Evan Dunham and Melvin Guillard will headline the January 22nd show. Matt Mitrione meets Tim Hague in the night’s co-featured contest.
The event 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.
Here are the fighters expected to participate in Fort Hood, Texas:
Will Campuzano vs. Chris Cariaso
Amilcar Alves vs. Charlie Brenneman
Willamy Freire vs. Waylon Lowe
Rani Yahya vs. Mike Brown
Mike Guymon vs. DaMarques Johnson
Yves Edwards vs. Cody McKenzie
Cole Miller vs. Matt Wiman
Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran
Mark Hominick vs. George Roop
Tim Hague vs. Matt Mitrione
Evan Dunham vs. Melvin Guillard