Fittingly on a Veterans Day, the UFC made it official Thursday the Fight for the Troops 2
event will be held Jan. 22 in Fort Hood, Texas,
The UFC again will partner with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
to raise funds for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries.
"It's always a great honor for us to entertain the men and women of the military by bringing them some great fights while raising money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund," said UFC president Dana White. "It's the least we can do for the people who are defending this country and making so many sacrifices for our freedom, and this is a cause the UFC will always support."
According to the UFC and Spike TV, the first Fight for the Troops event in December 2008 raised over four million dollars.
On the televised Jan. 22 card, Kenny Florian
(15-5) will meet Evan Dunham
(11-1) in the main event pitting two lightweights looking to avoid back-to-back losses.
Also, Mike Swick
(14-4) will return from an experimental treatment for ongoing esophageal issues
to face David Mitchell
(11-1) in a welterweight showdown.
TUF 10 heavyweight Matt Mitrione
(3-0) will welcome Canadian "Thrashing Machine" Tim Hague
(12-4) back to the UFC.
TUF 9's DaMarques Johnson
(16-8), a U.S. Army and National Guard veteran, will meet former TapouT member Mike Guymon
(12-4) in a welterweight bout.
Finally, on the televised card, Melvin Guillard
(44-9-3) will look to make it four straight in the UFC against the respected Yves Edwards
The main card airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.