UFC confirms remaining bouts for Fight for The Troops 2
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® CONFIRMS REMAINING BOUTS FOR UFC® FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS 2
EVAN DUNHAM vs. MELVIN GUILLARD
MATT MITRIONE vs. TIM HAGUE
MARK HOMINICK vs. GEORGE ROOP (If Hominick wins, he earns right to face UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo)
PAT BARRY vs. JOEY BELTRAN
COLE MILLER vs. MATT WIMAN
YVES EDWARDS vs. CODY McKENZIE
DaMARQUES JOHNSON vs. MIKE GUYMON
MIKE BROWN vs. RANI YAHYA
WAYLON LOWE vs. WILAMY FREIRE
CHARLIE BRENNEMAN vs. AMILCAR ALVES
WILL CAMPUZANO vs. CHRIS CARIASO
SATURDAY, JAN. 22, 2011
Live from Fort Hood, Texas on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Las Vegas, Nev. (USA) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship®, in partnership with Spike TV and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, is once again hosting a special live event to raise funds for the honorable men and women in the United States Armed Forces who suffer from traumatic brain injuries. Already featuring a main event pitting highly-ranked lightweight Evan Dunham against explosive knockout artist Melvin Guillard, UFC® Fight For The Troops 2 is shaping up to be a can’t-miss card.
Today, the UFC confirmed the remaining bouts on this stacked card, which will air live and free on Spike TV from Fort Hood, Texas on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The following bouts will be featured at UFC® Fight For The Troops 2: Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague, Mark Hominick vs. George Roop, Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran, Cole Miller vs. Matt Wiman, Yves Edwards vs. Cody McKenzie, DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Guymon, Mike Thomas Brown vs. Rani Yahya, Waylon Lowe vs. Wilamy Freire, Charlie Brenneman vs. Amilcar Alves and Chris Cariaso vs. Will Campuzano.
A former NFL defensive tackle, Matt Mitrione’s (fighting out of Indianapolis, Ind. / 3-0) rapid and extraordinary evolution as a mixed martial artist has drawn rave reviews from his coaches and fans, who view the heavy-handed heavyweight as a budding phenom. So far in his two-year career, the Purdue University grad has done nothing to dispel the hype, scoring wins over Kimbo Slice, Marcus Jones and Joey Beltran. Mitrione is now gearing up for the biggest challenge of his young career in fellow prospect Tim Hague (fighting out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / 12-4). A former kindergarten teacher, Hague is a rugged Canadian with tremendous power. Tipping the scales near the 265-pound weight limit, Hague stunned the fight world with a come-from-behind guillotine choke victory over Pat Barry in 2009. He currently sports a two-fight winning streak, with both wins coming by way of knockout.
Perhaps no fighter on the card has more at stake than Canadian striker Mark Hominick (fighting out of Thamesford, Ontario, Canada / 19-8). Gunning for his fifth straight win, Hominick will earn a shot at UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo with a victory on Jan. 22. With key wins over Leonard Garcia, Yves Jabouin, Yves Edwards and Jorge Gurgel in his career, the 28-year-old is considered to be one of the few fighters in the world capable of matching the dominant champion’s incredible speed and punishing standup. Standing in the way of Hominick’s title dreams will be a familiar face, former training partner George Roop (fighting out of Tuscon, Ariz. / 11-7-1). A former competitor on The Ultimate Fighter®, Roop is as tough and hard-nosed as they come, earning Knockout of the Night honors in his last fight thanks to a wicked high kick that put “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung to sleep.