It appears the UFC’s undying support of American soldiers will be on display once again in the coming months, as the promotion looks to be in the process of planning a new “Fight for the Troops” event on January 22nd, 2011 in Texas at Fort Hood. The base, one of the largest in the nation, houses more than 30,000 people and may be familiar to the public based on a tragic shooting last November that left thirteen individuals dead and a military psychologist in custody. The event will mark the third time the UFC has conducted business on a military base though it has been two years since their last venture of a similar nature.
News of the possibility was reported by one of the fighters who expects to participate on the card – Melvin Guillard – via his Twitter account. Guillard did not announce who he would be facing at the event.
Guillard is currently riding a three-fight win streak and most recently outpointed Jeremy Stephens in a split decision at UFC 119 this past September. The 27-year old has emerged victorious six of the last seven times he’s entered the Octagon with the lone loss being a second-round submission to Nate Diaz in September 2009.