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UFC To Bring Back Fight For The Troops

March 25, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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MMA Junkie reports that the UFC is planning to bring back its “Fight for the Troops” series in 2016. They announced that their partnership with Harley-Davidson has been renewed, and in that announcement, they confirmed the return of the special events. There have been three “Fight for the Troops” cards so far, but the shows have been on hiatus since November 2013. Neither a time nor a date have been revealed for “Fight For The Troops 4”.

UFC Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Partnerships Mike Mossholder said: “Two pillar programs of our new partnership surround two passionate initiatives for both brands: A military program that provides benefits to both active and non-active military personnel, as well as first responders, and Harley riders socializing at their local dealerships to watch UFC pay-per-view events.

The military program will offer “exclusive benefits to active armed services personnel and veterans.” Active and non-active military members can get discounted UFC tickets for certain shows, discounted UFC Fight Pass subscriptions and more. You can find more details here.

The series started in December 2006 with UFC Fight Night 7 at the Marine Corps Air Station near San Diego. Proceeds from a public auction went to the Marine Corps Community Services Quality of Life Programs for the Marines and Families. This was the first-ever UFC event on a military base. In December 2008, the UFC held its first branded “Fight For The Troops” show with UFC Fight Night 16 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Proceeds went to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. It was notable for featuring Corey Hill breaking his leg. Finally Fight for the Troops 2 happened at Ford Hood in Texas (January 2011) and Fight for the Troops 3 happened at Fort Campbell in Kentucky (November 2013). The latter show featured military veterans Tim Kennedy, Neil Magny, Liz Carmouche and Colton Smith. Kennedy knocked out Rafael Natal in the first round of the show’s main event.

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