Report: UFC Headed to North Carolina


UFC Fight Night 7. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The UFC’s planned “military-themed event”, which would likely become UFC Fight Night 16 and would take place on December 10, will reportedly take place at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina according to MMA Mania.

The fight card would likely feature a handful of fighters with service-oriented backgrounds. Corey Hill vs. former U.S. Marine Dale Hartt is already rumored for the event. Although it is expected to be televised on Spike TV, network officials have reportedly refused to confirm or deny the rumor.

The event would serve as a fundraiser for the Fisher House charity, which currently provides free or low cost lodging and monetary support to veterans and families of soldiers receiving treatment at military medical centers.

UFC Fight Night 7 in December 2006 was the last time that the organization held a charity event as a military base. The event took place at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and all proceeds went to the Marine Corps Community Services Quality of Life Programs for the Marines and Families. Diego Sanchez knocked out Joe Riggs in the main event. Former marines Shonie Carter and Luigi Fioravanti were among the other fighters featured on the card.

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