(PRESS RELEASE) -- Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and FOX Sports 1 have joined forces to present UFC Fight For The Troops, a special three-hour live televised event on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET, to raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in support of the brave men and women serving our nation in the United States Armed Forces. Headlined by Army Green Beret Tim Kennedy and featuring armed forces veterans Liz Carmouche and Colton Smith, the fights will be attended by thousands of soldiers from Fort Campbell, home to the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Squaring off against Kennedy in the main event will be former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. In the coming weeks, www.ufcfightforthetroops.com will be live and will have the most up to date details on the fight card as well as information about ways to donate or bid on exclusive auction items like VIP experiences, premium autograph merchandise and other collectibles.
To date the UFC has hosted two UFC Fight For The Troop events (2008 and 2011) that helped raise $4 million for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, an advanced research facility in Bethseda, MD dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health issues.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
About the Ultimate Fighting Championship® Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas and has offices in Beijing, Singapore, Sao Paolo, London, and Toronto. UFC produces more than 30 live events and 400 hours of programming annually with a library of more than 50,000 hours of content. The largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, UFC is also broadcast on free-to-air, cable and satellite networks in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. Leaders in digital distribution, UFC connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, YouTube, XBOX, Sony PlayStation, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon.com as well as social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook where UFC has reached over 10 million followers.
About The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, has provided more than $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. The Fund most recently opened the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) to support the research, diagnosis, and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). In 2013 the Fund launched a new $100 million campaign to build nine NICoE satellite centers at major military bases around the country. These satellite centers will extend the care provided at NICoE to more service members and veterans suffering TBI, PTS and related afflictions.
About Fort Campbell Fort Campbell is home to the Army’s most-deployed contingency forces—the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), “Screaming Eagles” and two Special Operations Command units, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). The installation supports active and reserve component units, Army civilians, Army families, retirees and veterans. Fort Campbell’s mission is to provide the highest standards of service and support to sustain readiness and well-being. The installation is at the forefront of change and continues to be a leader in developing innovative and proactive methodologies to meet the needs of its customers. Fort Campbell will soon offer the most advanced diagnosis and treatment for service members and veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress. June 2013, marked the groundbreaking for a NICoE satellite center at Fort Campbell, the third of nine to be funded by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.