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UFC: Fight for the Troops

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December 10, 2008


Ultimate Fighting Championship

Cumberland County Crown Coliseum

Fayetteville, North Carolina

UFC Fight for the Troops
The Ultimate Fighter Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Finale

UFC: Fight for the Troops (also known as UFC Fight Night 16) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 10, 2008 at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.



The event was the first of many the UFC held to support the military. It 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. The event reportedly raised $4 million during its three-hour broadcast.

The event was officially announced on September 17, 2008 during UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer.

Razak Al-Hassan replaced Brian Stann against Steve Cantwell on this card. Also, Jim Miller came in with only three weeks notice as a late replacement for Frankie Edgar against Matt Wiman.

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.

The referees assigned for the event were Dan Miragliotta, Donnie Jessup, Al Coley and Mario Yamasaki.

Bonus awards

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

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

    UFC: Fight for the Troops Wikipedia

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