Friday, Nov 26, 2010
Jung vs. Yahya, Beltran vs. Barry Added to Fight for the Troops 2
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed two more bouts to round out the card for the promotion’s upcoming January 22nd, “Fight for the Troops” card in Killeen, Texas. The latest additions include a heavyweight tilt between Pat Barry and Joey Beltran, and a featherweight fight between Chan Sung Jung and Rani Yahya.
Barry (5-2) has not fought since June when he was submitted by Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic at UFC 115. Prior to that, the noted striker stopped Antoni Hardonk at UFC 104 last October.
Beltran (12-4) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Matt Mitrione, after winning back-to-fights against Tim Hague and Rolles Gracie to begin his UFC tenure.
Jung (10-3) last competed at WEC 51 in September, when he was knocked out by George Roop with a highlight reel headkick. In April, Jung lost by split decision to Leonard Garcia at WEC 48, in one of the year’s more memorable bouts.
Yahya (15-6) is also coming off back-to-back losses; last December he was stopped by Joseph Benavidez at WEC 35, before dropping a unanimous decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki in April.
Fight for the Troops 2 will feature perennial lightweight contender Kenny Florian vs. Evan Dunham in the main event. Some of the other bouts scheduled for the card include Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague, Mark Hominick vs. George Roop, Cole Miller vs. Matt Wiman and Yves Edwards vs. Melvin Guillard.
The event will be broadcast live on Spike TV.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 12:58 pm
Freddie Roach Weighs-In on McGregor – Mayweather Rumored Bout, Says Latter Advised Him to Coach UFC StarView More