UFC Fight Night’s “Fight for the Troops Live”, takes place on December 10th, 2008 at 6pm PST (9pm EST) on Spike Television. The event is designed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and will have many different bouts to show-case not only the talents of the UFC, but the willingness of the organization to give back to the community, its fans, and fallen heroes. Highlighting the fight card for the event will be a match between Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida that is sure to entertain those who tune in to the show.
UFC is really taking a great step in supporting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and has gone a long way to giving back to the world. According to a press release from the UFC web-site, “The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, is launching an important new effort to serve our military community. The Fund is designing and building the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, an advanced facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI).”
The UFC deserve a lot of credit for showing this kind of support, and by putting on an even that will send money to those that need it most. The three-hour live even will be the second time that the UFC has held an event designed to help out the U.S. Armed Forces, where last time the event proceeds went to the Marine Corps Community Services Quality of Life Programs. Some of the main draws from the UFC are hurt or unable to attend, so the fight card may not look like the greatest at first glance, but getting to see a UFC event that is geared to give so much back is not only a treat for fans, but an excuse to support the UFC even more.
The highlight of the night will be Josh Koscheck who is 13-3 for his career going up against Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who is 10-2 in his career. The two men are pretty evenly matched, and for fans of the sport, this should turn out to be a pretty good match. By also presenting a fight-night that is free to its viewers that have cable (it will be shown on Spike) they are also taking the extra step to make sure that people can become more aware of the cause. The show will also give times for viewers to call in with their own personal donations to help the fund.
UFC Dedicated site to the Fallen Heroes Fund
Fight Card for the UFC Fight for the Troops