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Fight for the Troops tickets opened to public through auction for Dec. 10 event

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is making just 30 tickets available to the public for its "Fight for the Troops" event, which is scheduled to take place at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., on Wednesday, December 10.

Prior to the news, the three-hour Spike TV special was open only to military personnel from nearby Fort Bragg and beyond, as well as vetted members of the media. So if you are among the hundreds of civilians (literally) who have emailed us about tickets then this appears to be your best opportunity.

Albeit a very limited one.

Here's the deal:

"'UFC Fight Night for the Troops' featuring Josh Koscheck, Matt Swick and Matt Wiman is live from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC on December 10th. Thousands of soldiers from Fort Bragg, the proud home of the U.S. Airborne and Special Operations Forces, will be in attendance and only 30 tickets are available to the public with all funds raised benefitting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Bid now to win tickets to this exclusive UFC auction."

To place a bid on tickets to UFC Fight Night 16: "Fight for the Troops" click here.

Josh Koscheck will headline the event against Yoshiyuki Yoshida. There was some concern that "Kos" would be unable to battle "Zenko" after losing a tough unanimous decision to Thiago Alves at UFC 90: "Silva vs. Cote" on October 25.

Fortunately, the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product is apparently good to go … and very game

To check our the complete and final fight card click here. For all the latest on UFC Fight Night 16 be sure to hit up our event archive right here. will also provide complete "Fight for the Troops" coverage before, during and after the show.

Donations to support the cause are accepted and encouraged online at or by calling 1-800-340-HERO.

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