UFC: Fight for the Troops 3

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UFC: Fight for the Troops 3
UFC Fight Night 31.jpg
The poster for UFC: Fight for the Troops 3.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 6, 2013
VenueFort Campbell
CityFort Campbell, Kentucky
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson

UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 (also known as UFC Fight Night 31) was a mixed martial arts event held on November 6, 2013, at Fort Campbell in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.[1][2] The event was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.


The event was the fourth that UFC hosted in cooperation with a US military base, following UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Riggs in 2006, UFC: Fight for the Troops in 2008 and UFC: Fight for the Troops 2 in 2011. Featured on the card were several United States Armed Forces military veterans including Tim Kennedy, Liz Carmouche, Colton Smith and Neil Magny.[3]

A bout between George Roop and Francisco Rivera, previously linked to UFC 166 was moved to this event to bolster the card.[4]

Nik Lentz was briefly scheduled to face Dennis Bermudez at the event.[5] However, Lentz was pulled from the pairing with Bermudez in favor of a bout with Chad Mendes on December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9.[6] Bermudez then faced Steven Siler.[7]

Derek Brunson was originally scheduled to face Antonio Braga Neto on this card. However, Neto withdrew due to an injury and was replaced by UFC newcomer Brian Houston.[8]

Tim Kennedy was expected to face Lyoto Machida in the event headliner. However, Machida was pulled from the bout in favor of a matchup with Mark Muñoz on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30, after Muñoz's original opponent, Michael Bisping was forced out of their bout with an injury.[9] Kennedy instead faced Rafael Natal in the event headliner.[10]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Tim Kennedy def. Rafael Natal TKO (punch) 1 4:40
Women's Bantamweight Alexis Davis def. Liz Carmouche Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Yoel Romero def. Ronny Markes TKO (punches) 3 1:39
Lightweight Rustam Khabilov def. Jorge Masvidal Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Michael Chiesa def. Colton Smith Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:41
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Bobby Green def. James Krause TKO (body kick) 1 3:50 [a]
Bantamweight Francisco Rivera def. George Roop TKO (punches) 2 2:20
Featherweight Dennis Bermudez def. Steven Siler Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes def. Germaine de Randamie TKO (elbows) 1 3:56
Preliminary card (Online Prelims)
Middleweight Lorenz Larkin def. Chris Camozzi Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Yancy Medeiros vs. Yves Edwards No Contest (overturned) 1 2:47 [b]
Welterweight Seth Baczynski def. Neil Magny Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Brian Houston Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:48
  1. ^ Green had 1 point deducted in round 1 due to two accidental kicks to the groin.
  2. ^ Originally ruled a KO victory (punches) at 2:47 of round 1 for Medeiros; result changed to "No Contest" after Medeiros tested positive for marijuana during post fight drug screening.[11] This bout aired on the broadcast following the Davis vs Carmouche bout.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Knockout of the Night: Tim Kennedy
  • Submission of the Night: Michael Chiesa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (2013-07-06). "UFC Fight for the Troops 3 event targeted for Nov. 6". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  2. ^ Staff (2013-08-21). "Lyoto Machida drops to 185, meets Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2013-10-30). "Military vets well represented on Fight for the Troops card". ufc.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  4. ^ Staff (2013-08-23). "Rivera vs. Roop to UFC Fight Night 31". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  5. ^ John Petit (2013-08-23). "Nik Lentz Vs Dennis Bermudez Signed For UFN 31". fighters.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  6. ^ Ariel Helwani (2013-09-17). "Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz booked for UFC on FOX 9". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
  7. ^ Staff (2013-09-17). "Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler joins UFC Fight Night 31 'Troops' lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
  8. ^ Staff (2013-09-24). "Brian Houston in for Antonio Braga Neto vs. Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 31". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  9. ^ staff (2013-09-27). "Michael Bisping out at UFC Fight Night 30, Lyoto Machida now faces Mark Munoz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
  10. ^ staff (2013-10-01). "Tim Kennedy gets Rafael Natal at UFC's 'Fight for the Troops 3'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  11. ^ "Yancy Medeiros' UFC Fight Night 31 win overturned due to failed drug test". MMAjunkie.com. 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  12. ^ "UFC: Fight for the Troops 3". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Archived from the original on 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  13. ^ Staff. "UFC Fight Night 31 bonuses: Kennedy, Chiesa, Khabilov, Masvidal win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-06.