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Fort Hood to Host ‘Fight for the Troops 2′ in January, According to Melvin Guillard

(Guillard prepares for battle at UFC 109. Believe it or not, there’s a shriveled-up old white man under that mask. Photo courtesy of

Coming off a split-decision victory over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 119 last month — his third straight victory in the Octagon — UFC lightweight contender Melvin Guillard already has his next fight booked. As the Young Assassin tweeted last night: "Ok world an @Young__assassin fans the next fight is set for JAN 22,2011. FORT HOOD ,FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS."

Though he didn’t name an opponent, MMA Junkie claims that Guillard will be meeting well-traveled veteran Yves Edwards, who won a decision over John Gunderson last month in his UFC return fight, following a four-year absence from the organization. Junkie also pegs Charlie Brenneman vs. Amilcar Alves to the event.

If Guillard’s announcement turns out to be accurate, the January 22nd show at Fort Hood will be the UFC’s second "Fight for the Troops" event, following their December 2008 visit to Fort Bragg, which left Corey Hill with a broken leg, Razak Al Hassan with a broken arm, and Brandon Wolff with a cartoonishly lumped-up head. Talk about setting the bar high…

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Clyde- October 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm
If it turns out like the last one we will need a "Fight for the athletes of the Fight for the Troops" card to help cover the medical bills.
Krazy Kracker- October 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm
erm... Yves and Mel used to train together down here in Houston with me. That would be interesting. I don't know if they'd have any reservations about fighting each other or not. Familiar with each other's styles, both from the area, I could see the UFC *wanting* that fight...
cecils_pupils- October 15, 2010 at 9:32 am
Is that Ryan Bader's shadow?
RwilsonR- October 15, 2010 at 8:52 am
Wouldn't this be the third Fight For the Troops? What about the first one that took place at Miramar? I believe it was Joe Riggs vs. Diego Sanchez as the main event.
Fried Taco- October 15, 2010 at 8:23 am
It ain't a Fight for the Troops if no bones get broken!