The UFC officially announced its second "Fight for the Troops" event Thursday. The show, which will take place Jan. 22 at Ford Hood in Texas, will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Kenny Florian and Evan Dunham.
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This special live UFC fight card 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, along with UFC.com and Spike.com.
Spike TV and the UFC are partnering with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for the special event. 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.
Fort Hood is home to the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Services. The "Great Place" is home to over 349,000 military personnel, Family members, retirees and civilian employees. Thousands of soldiers from Fort Hood, the proud home of III Corps, the reigning All Army Combatives Championship Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 13th Sustainment Command, First Army Division West, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, among others, will be in attendance.
"It's always a great honor for us to entertain the men and women of the military by bringing them some great fights while raising money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund," UFC President Dana White said. "It's the least we can do for the people who are defending this country and making so many sacrifices for our freedom, and this is a cause the UFC will always support."
"Spike TV is proud to partner with the UFC and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to support and assist these real American heroes," said Kevin Kay, president, Spike TV.
"We're thrilled to be the beneficiary of the generosity of Spike TV and the UFC. Their fans have always supported our troops and we thank them for their unwavering commitment to what we do to help our brave men and women in uniform and their families," said Richard Santulli, Chairman, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
The promotion also announced the following fights:
The show will air live at 9 p.m. ET and be broadcast by Spike TV.