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Machida vs. Kennedy ‘UFN 31: Fight for the Troops 3′

Machida vs. Kennedy ‘UFN 31: Fight for the Troops 3′

September 27, 2013

The UFC’s next “Fight for the Troops” card will feature 13 bouts, including five on a FOX Sports 1-broadcast main card and four prelims on the same channel.

“UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3″ takes place Nov. 6 at Kentucky’s Fort Campbell. Prior to the four-fight prelims and five-fight main card on FOX Sports 1, four bouts will stream on Facebook.

The main card features a main event middleweight bout between former Strikeforce title challenger and Army Bronze Star winner Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and former UFC light heavyweight championLyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC), who drops to 185 pounds for the first time.

In addition, the main card also features a women’s bantamweight bout in the co-main event slot as recent title challenger Liz Carmouche (9-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets Alexis Davis (14-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

Rounding out the main card, Ronny Markes (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) takes on Yoel Romero (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at middleweight; Jorge Masvidal (25-7 MMA, 2-0 UFC) takes on Rustam Khabilov (16-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout; and to open the broadcast, a pair of “TUF” winners meet, as Michael Chiesa (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) takes on Colton Smith (3-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC).

The preliminary card on Facebook features a host of notables as Chris Camozzi fights Lorenz Larkin; veteran Yves Edwards meets Yancy MedeirosNeil Magny fights Seth Baczynski; and Derek Brunson meets UFC newcomer Brian Houston.

The complete UFC Fight Night 31 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Tim Kennedy vs. Lyoto Machida
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis
  • Ronny Markes vs. Yoel Romero
  • Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Colton Smith

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)

Bobby Green vs. James Krause

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 3:30 p.m. ET)

  • Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin
  • Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros
  • Seth Baczynski vs. Neil Magny
  • Derek Brunson vs. Brian Houston
Source: MMAJunkie