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Spike Announces Full Card for “Fight for the Troops”


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JOSH KOSCHECK AND YOSHIYUKI YOSHIDA HEADLINE “UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS” EVENT ON SPIKE TV

NEW YORK, NY -  Fighting with a truly meaningful purpose in front of some real American heroes, “The Ultimate Fighter” alums Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick, Matt Wiman will be featured on Spike TV’s telecast of “UFC Fight For The Troops” live from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Wednesday, December 10 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.

The special live UFC fight card will raise funds to build a hospital for traumatic brain injuries for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces.  Thousands of soldiers from nearby Fort Bragg, the proud home of the U.S. Airborne and Special Operations Forces, will be in attendance.  More information about the facility, including ways to donate, can be found online at http://www.fallenheroesfund.org or by calling 1-800-340 HERO

The fight card also showcases five current UFC fighters who are all U.S. military veterans including Luigi Fioravanti, Tim Credeur, Dale Hartt, Brandon Wolff, and Steve Bruno.  An additional fight will be added to the main event and announced at a later date.

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UFC Makes “Fight for the Troops” Official


Josh Koscheck. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

JOSH KOSCHECK AND YOSHIYUKI YOSHIDA HEADLINE UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS EVENT ON SPIKE TV

Las Vegas, NV (USA)—Fighting with a truly meaningful purpose in front of some real American heroes, The Ultimate Fighter alums Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick, Matt Wiman will be featured on Spike TV’s telecast of UFC Fight For The Troops live from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Wednesday, December 10 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.

The special live UFC fight card will raise funds to build a hospital for traumatic brain injuries for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces. Thousands of soldiers from nearby Fort Bragg, the proud home of the U.S. Airborne and Special Operations Forces, will be in attendance.

The Ultimate Fighter 1 standout Koscheck (13-2) has won seven of his last eight decisions, only tasting defeat at the hands of welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre in a three-round decision last August at UFC 74. Koscheck, fighting out of Fresno, CA, is among the top contenders in the welterweight division and needs a win to continue his ascent for a potential rematch with St. Pierre. His opponent, Tokyo native Yoshiyuki “Zenko” Yoshida (10-2), has won nine straight pro mixed martial arts fights including his UFC debut last May at UFC 84 with a victory via submission with Jon Koppenhaver.

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Swick-Goulet Possible for TUF 8 Finale


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Former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Mike Swick and Canadian welterweight Jonathan Goulet may reportedly meet in a featured bout that would take place at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale on December 13 in Las Vegas according to Five Ounces of Pain.

Bout agreements have not yet been handed out but the UFC is said to be in the process of putting the bout together and both fighters are apparently interested. Swick and Goulet were originally scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night 11 last year but Swick withdrew from the fight after suffering a rib injury.

Swick dropped down to the welterweight division after falling to Yushin Okami at UFC 69 and has won his first two fights at 170 lbs. Swick earned a majority decision over Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 12 and then won a unanimous decision against Marcus Davis at UFC 85 in June.

Goulet is also riding a two-fight winning streak, which most recently saw him score a second-round TKO of Kuniyoshi Hironaka at UFC 83 earlier this year. Goulet was scheduled to take on Paul Kelly at UFC 85 but withdrew from the bout a month before the event.

Swick Not Fighting at UFC 90, December Likely


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Despite UFC President Dana White stating that Mike Swick would be returning to action at UFC 90 on October 25th, Swick has stated that he will not be fully recovered from elbow surgery undergone last month.

White made the announcement at a pre-fight press conference for UFC 90 at the Woodfield Mall in Chicago on Monday. However Swick, who currently trains out of San Jose’s American Kickboxing Academy, hopes that he will be able to fight again at some point later in the year.

“I am healing from surgery and will not be 100% for a few more weeks,” Swick said in a recent posts on The Underground. “I’m fighting in December at latest, maybe November if I heal fast enough. I’m not even sure why Dana announced it. I just talked to Joe Silva [UFC matchmaker] a week ago and it was assumed that it was December. Probably just a mix-up.”

After winning five out of six fights at middleweight, Swick made the conscious decision to drop down to the welterweight division at the end of last year. His choice has paid off thus far as Swick has earned consecutive decisions over Josh Burkman and Marcus Davis thus far in ‘08. However, Swick’s last two performances have swayed away from his usual fast and exciting style that made him a fan-favorite.

Mike Swick to be Added to UFC 90


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UFC President Dana White reportedly stated today that welterweight contender and American Kickboxing Academy product Mike Swick will be added to UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote, which takes place on October 25th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.

Jeffrey Lee of MMARated.com states that White made the announcement during today’s pre-fight press conference for UFC 90 at the Woodfield Mall in Chicago. A potential opponent for Swick was not given.

After winning five out of six fights at middleweight, Swick made the conscious decision to drop down to the welterweight division at the end of last year. His choice has paid off thus far as Swick has earned consecutive decisions over Josh Burkman and Marcus Davis thus far in ‘08. However, Swick’s last two performances have swayed away from his usual fast and exciting style that made him a fan-favorite.

Surgery Sidelines Swick Until Winter or Later


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UFC welterweight contender Mike “Quick” Swick will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing minor surgery to remove lingering bone spurs in his elbow last week.

Swick reported the results of the operation to our friends at MMA Junkie. Swick also admitted that the surgery was planned prior to his unanimous decision win over Marcus Davis last month and that while nothing is set in stone, he hopes to return to action before the end of the year.

“I’ve been needing to get it taken care of for a while,” Swick said in the article. “We knew we had to schedule it right after the Davis fight to get it done. I got a bunch of little bone fragments taken out of my elbow. I think the elbow is going to recover pretty well and I should be back in November. I would say November, maybe December.”

Prior to his win over Davis, Swick won a lackluster majority decision over fellow “Ultimate Fighter” alum Josh Burkman in January. Swick noted that his lack of explosiveness was due in large part to the fight being his first at 170 lbs. He also refuted rumors that he may possibly be fighting newcomer Dan Hardy overseas in October in the article. According to Swick, he would not be able to be back in action so soon.

UFC 85: Bedlam Post-Fight Videos

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes and the man who defeated him over the weekend, American Top Team product Thiago Alves, discuss their main event battle at the post-fight press conference for UFC 85: Bedlam in the above video courtesy of ESPN.

After the jump, England native Michael Bisping talks about his win over Canadian middleweight Jason Day and the signings of more mixed martial artists from his home country by the UFC in recent months. Mike Swick, Kevin Burns, and Nate Marquardt also discuss their respective fights at the event as well.

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Alves Hands Hughes Another Loss in London


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All things must eventually come to an end.

Matt Hughes hasn’t officially retired, but his career is now visibly coming to an end. While two straight losses to current welterweight king Georges St. Pierre are nothing to be alarmed about, Hughes, who once said that he would hang up the gloves before becoming anyone’s highlight reel, was stunned again yesterday afternoon at the UFC’s latest event in London courtesy of a Thiago Alves’ flying knee.

Alves, who failed to make weight for the fight and forced the bout to take place at a catch-weight of 174 lbs, was in control from the start of the fight, evading multiple takedown attempts from Hughes, a former All-American collegiate wrestler.

However Hughes was eventually able to take Alves down to the canvas late in the first round. Despite not mounting much offense, Hughes was able to control Alves from top position for a good portion of the round before Alves reversed position and worked some ground-and-pound of his own before the horn sounded to end the stanza.

The second round saw Hughes take a knee to the face after trying another early takedown. The blow opened a cut near the former champion’s mouth and Hughes found himself on his back and avoiding strikes from Alves yet again. After landing a few hard punches, a scramble allowed both fighters to get back to their feet.

Alves then rushed Hughes and connected with a flying knee that sent the Miletich Fighting Systems product crumbling to the mat, his left knee awkwardly bending behind him. Alves pounced on a defenseless Hughes and connected with a couple of unanswered shots before referee Herb Dean stepped in to halt the bout.

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UFC 85: Bedlam Results

Antoni Hardonk def. Eddie Sanchez - TKO
Paul Taylor def. Jess Liaudin - Split Decision, R3
Luis Cane def. Jason Lambert - TKO
Kevin Burns def. Roan Carneiro - Submission (Triangle Choke)
Matt Wiman def. Thiago Tavares - KO
Martin Kampmann def. Jorge Rivera - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Fabricio Werdum def. Brandon Vera - TKO
Thales Leites def. Nate Marquardt - Split Decision
Mike Swick def. Marcus Davis - Unanimous Decision
Michael Bisping def. Jason Day - TKO
Thiago Alves def. Matt Hughes - TKO

Five Bouts Made Official for UFC 85


Marcus Davis throws a right hand at Paul Taylor. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship today made five previously rumored bouts official for their next event overseas: UFC 85: Liddell vs Evans.

The event will be highlighted by a light heavyweight contenders clash between former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans, who will be replacing an injured Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Heavyweights Brandon Vera and Fabricio Werdum are also slated to collide.

Among the bouts that will be featured on the televised portion of the pay-per-view includes a much-anticipated showdown between exciting welterweights Marcus Davis and Mike Swick, who only hold one loss each in a combined total of fourteen fights.

Martin Kampmann will return to action for the first time since submitting Drew McFedries at UFC 68 last March against Jorge Rivera, who is coming off of an upset stoppage of Kendall Grove in January.

Additional fights that were announced include the following: Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites, Martin Kampmann vs. Jorge Rivera, Thiago Tavares vs. Matt Wiman, and Luis Arthur Cane vs. Jason Lambert .

The rumored fight card for the event now looks like this:

Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans
Fabricio Werdum vs. Brandon Vera
Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites
Marcus Davis vs. Mike Swick
Martin Kampmann vs. Jorge Rivera
Ryo Chonan vs. Roan Carneiro*
Thiago Tavares vs. Matt Wiman
Jess Liaudin vs. Paul Taylor*
Luis Arthur Cane vs. Jason Lambert
Neil Wain vs. Antoni Hardonk*

* - not yet confirmed by UFC.

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