The UFC has announced that they will be putting together a new ‘Fight For The Troops’ event at some stage in 2016.
The news comes as the company revealed that it was renewing it’s long-running partnership with Harley-Davidson, which dates back as far as 2007.
The new deal will include a number of military-based initiatives, including, “exclusive benefits to active armed services personnel and veterans. Military men and women, both active and non-active, will be able to access unprecedented offers, including: discounted tickets at select events, discounted subscriptions to UFC FIGHT PASS, fight week meet and greet opportunities with UFC athletes and personalities, entry to invite-only viewing parties and discounted passes to the annual UFC Fan Expo® during International Fight Week.”
The ‘Fight For The troop’s event is another component of the deal, and will be the first time they’ve put on a show for military personnel since November of 2013, where Tim Kennedy defeated Rafael Natal in the headlining bout of the evening at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
That was the 3rd time the UFC had put together a ‘Fight For The Troops’ show, with the first taking place in 2008 and the second in 2011.
At this stage there’s no word on who will be on the card for the fourth event in the series, or where and when it’ll take place, but no doubt there will be a string of fighters with military ties who will be keen to participate.