UFC: Fight for the Troops

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UFC: Fight for the Troops
A poster or logo for UFC: Fight for the Troops.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date December 10, 2008
Venue Crown Coliseum
City Fayetteville, North Carolina
Attendance 8,200
Event chronology
UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar UFC: Fight for the Troops The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale

UFC: Fight for the Troops, also referred to as UFC Fight Night 16, was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 10, 2008 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.[1][2] The event helped raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides support for severely wounded military personnel and veterans and the families of military personnel lost in service.[3] The event reportedly raised $4 million during its three-hour broadcast.[4]

The event was officially announced on September 17, 2008 during UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer. Razak Al-Hassan replaced Stann, and Jim Miller came in with only three weeks notice as a late replacement for Edgar.

The event resulted in an unusual number of serious injuries. Corey Hill, Razak Al-Hassan, Brandon Wolff, Jonathan Goulet, Nate Loughran, and Yoshiyuki Yoshida were all hospitalized for injuries sustained during their fights.[5] The referees assigned for the event were Dan Miragliotta, Donnie Jessup, Al Coley and Mario Yamasaki.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Josh Koscheck def Yoshiyuki Yoshida KO (punch) 1 2:15
Welterweight Mike Swick def Jonathan Goulet KO (punches) 1 0:33
Light Heavyweight Steve Cantwell def Razak Al-Hassan submission (armbar) 1 4:04
Middleweight Tim Credeur def Nate Loughran TKO (injury) 2 5:00
Lightweight Jim Miller def Matt Wiman unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Catchweight (173 pounds) Luigi Fioravanti def Brodie Farber unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Steve Bruno def Johnny Rees submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:44 [a]
Welterweight Ben Saunders def Brandon Wolff TKO (knees) 1 1:49 [b]
Lightweight Dale Hartt def Corey Hill TKO (injury) 2 0:20
Heavyweight Justin McCully def Eddie Sanchez unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast.
  2. ^ This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast.


Bonus awards[edit]

At the end of the night, the UFC awarded $30,000 to each of the fighters who received one of these awards:[6]

  • Fight of the Night: Jim Miller vs. Matt Wiman
  • Knockout of the Night: Josh Koscheck
  • Submission of the Night: Steve Cantwell

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