Spike TV officially announced the UFC Fights For The Troops card for next month's special TV event, and questions about whether or not Josh Koscheck would still fight Yoshiyuki Yoshida on the card coming off his UFC 90 last-minute fight were answered: He will. The fight is still on.Article
Also, Spike announced the event will be a 3 hour broadcast and feature at least 5 televised fights.Article
Nice find. I just wish they could have some more big named guys on here but it coming together pretty well.
Would be nice of course, but no matter what they call it the event is still a UFN, which means a showcase mostly for lower and mod-carders with big names in the main event to draw interest. Plus with this being an event for the troops like the one last year they want to focus more on the fighters who were in the military.
Steve Cantwell battles Razak Al-Hussan
Hmm...I wonder who the UNITED STATES MILITARY will be rooting for in this fight?
Update on the event: It's been announced that this will be a 3 hour TV broadcast and that at least 5 fights will air live.Article
Posted by DCRage
Update on the event: It's been announced that this will be a 3 hour TV broadcast and that at least 5 fights will air live.
Is Frank Mir would say...
Posted by Frank Mir
Good to hear its three hours. Thw two hour shows are just not enough time and i think that they are going to have more than just the fights, like celebrities and stuff, talking about troops. The whole idea of this is a great one. I think the atmosphere will lead to a really enjoyable show, for people there and those of us on the couch.
That being said, a lot of these fights are not that exciting to me. I'm looking to forward to Kos/Yoshida and Edgar/Wiman a little. But after that, not so much.
Either way, I'm sure it'll be another great UFC production.
Honestly, Joe Silva could matchup a box of Oreos with a broken pencil and I'd still watch it. The big name matchups aren't always the exciting fights. This is an opportunity to see some of the lesser known guys who may, one day, be a dominating force in MMA.
It's a good move considering the 13th is a Saturday night. Obviously it could face still competition from college football but if this is anything like the event they put on last year, it should be a solid show and a great fundrasier for the Fallen Heroes Fund. They'll make sure the troops in attendance have a great time.