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UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2 News & Notes/ Who or What’s Next

News and Notes

Awards

  • Fight of the Night: Yves Edwards vs Cody McKenzie ($30k Bonus)
  • Knockout of the Night: Melvin Guillard ($30k Bonus)
  • Submission of the Night: Yves Edwards ($30 K Bonus)

Melvin Guillard believes he should be the next in line for the UFC lightweight title after TKO win over Evan Dunham

– Mark Hominick earns a shot at the UFC featherweight title against Jose Aldo at UFC 129 in Toronto after his TKO win over George Roop

– The Fight for the Troops 2 show made over $6ook on the phone lines alone, millions more expected from online donations.

– You can still make donations to help fund the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Funds at fightforthetroops.com

– The UFC expects to do have Fight for the Troops 3 sometime in 2012

– Matt Mitrione mentioned he’d “like to be tested” in his next fight after beating Tim Hague

Fights to Make After UFC Fight Night 23

  • Melvin Guillard vs Kenny Florian
  • Evan Dunham vs Matt Wiman
  • Matt Mitrione vs Ben Rothwell
  • Mark Hominick vs Jose Aldo
  • George Roop vs Fredson Paixao
  • Pat Barry vs Cheick Kongo
  • Joey Beltran vs Rob Broughton
  • Yves Edwards vs Danny Castillo
  • Cody McKenzie vs Danny Downes
  • DeMarques Johnson vs Pascal Krauss
  • Rani Yahya vs Javier Vasquez
  • Mike Thomas Brown vs Josh Grispi
  • Waylon Lowe vs Ricardo Lamas
  • William Freire vs Mike Lullo Jr.
  • Charlie Brenneman vs John Howard
  • Chris Cariaso vs Clint Godfrey

Fighters Likely to Be Cut

  • Tim Hague
  • Amilcar Alves
  • Will Campuzano
  • Mike Guymon
 
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Posted by on January 23, 2011 in News and Notes, UFC, What or Who's Next?

 

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UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Melvin Guillard def. Evan Dunham via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:59
  • Matt Mitrione def. Tim Hague via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:59
  • Mark Hominick def. George Roop via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:28
  • Pat Barry def. Joey Beltran via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Matt Wiman def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Yves Edwards def. Cody McKenzie via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:33
  • DaMarques Johnson def. Mike Guymon via verbal submission (injury from body triangle) – Round 1, 3:22
  • Rani Yahya def. Mike Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Waylon Lowe def. Willamy Freire via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Charlie Brenneman def. Amilcar Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Chris Cariaso def. Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

 

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2011 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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Will Campuzano Meets Chris Cariaso at UFC Fight Night 23

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21989/will-campuzano-meets-chris-cariaso-at-ufc-fight-night-23.mma

Will Campuzano

– 8-3-0 MMA/ 0-1 UFC Record

– Loss 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Coty Wheeler, Bryan Goldsby

Chris Cariaso

– 10-2-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– Won 4 of last 5 Fights

– Notable Wins: Rolando Velasco, Rafael Rebello

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Cody McKenzie vs Yves Edwards on tap for UFC Fight Night 23

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21656/replacement-cody-mckenzie-meets-yves-edwards-at-ufc-fight-night-23.mma

Cody McKenzie

– 12-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record

– 1 TKO, 11 Sub Victories

– Notable Wins: Aaron Wilkinson

Yves Edwards

– 39-16-1 MMA/ 7-4 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak 

– Notable Wins: Hermes Franca, James Warfield, John Gunderson

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Kenny Florian Out; Melvin Guillard in versus Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 23

MMA Weekly Reports:

http://mmaweekly.com/report-kenny-florian-injured-melvin-guillard-tapped-as-replacement-to-face-evan-dunham

Melvin Guillard

– 25-8-2 MMA/ 8-4 UFC Record

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Jeremy Stephens, Gleison Tibau, Denis Siver

Evan Dunham

– 11-1-0 MMA/ 4-1 UFC Record

– 2 TKO, 6 Sub, 3 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Efrain Escudero, Marcus Aurelio, Tyson Griffin

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Waylon Lowe vs Willamy Freire Added to UFC Fight Night 23

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21313/waylon-lowe-vs-willamy-freire-slated-for-ufc-fight-night-23-troops-event.mma

Waylon Lowe

– 9-3-0 MMA/1-1 UFC Record

– Won 7 0f last 8 Fights

– Notable Wins: Steve Lopez

Willamy Freire

17-2-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 11 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Yusuke Endo (x2), Paulo Dantas

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Mark Hominick vs George Roop Possible for UFC Fight Night 23

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21306/health-permitting-mark-hominick-vs-george-roop-likely-for-ufc-fight-night-23.mma

Mark Hominick

– 19-8-0 MMA/1-0 UFC Record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Leonard Garcia, Yves Edwards, Jorge Gurgel

George Roop

– 11-6-1 MMA/ 1-2 UFC Record

– 1 Win, 1 Loss, 1 Draw in last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: David Kaplan, Tito Jones, Chan Sung Jung

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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