Spike TV has confirmed the upcoming event UFC Fight Night 16: "Fight for the Troops", a live three-hour televised event on Wednesday, December 10 starting at 9:00 PM, ET.
And it's scheduled for the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina ... not Fort Bragg, as originally reported.
The special event is designed to raise funds for the construction of The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a treatment center for Armed Forces personnel who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.
From UFC President Dana White:
With this event on December 10th, we hope to raise millions for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and to help increase national awareness for the meaningful ways the National Intrepid Center of Excellence will impact the lives of our service personnel here in the United States.
This not the Zuffa's first event dedicated to the Armed Forces. The UFC held Fight Night 7, headlined by Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Riggs, back in December 2006 at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.
Now they head for North Carolina but Fayetteville citizens should take note: Fight Night 16 is a free event just for the troops. Tickets are not available for purchase though donations are accepted and encouraged.
For the UFC Fight Night 16 fight card click here.