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Here are a few quick numbers about Fight Night 16. But first I think it is important to say how great it is that the promotion is doing a show that will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. War fighters are much like UFC/MMA fighters in the sense that they are not typically blood thirsty maniacs who crave violence. They are instead family men and women who simply chose a possibly dangerous profession. And in doing so, there are sometimes very real consequences. So a not-for-profit organization like the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is run by heroes in and of itself. Their continuing efforts are commendable and the UFC should be applauded for doing their part as well.

 

171 Weight (171) pounds of headliners Josh Koscheck and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, as well as Mike Swick and Jonathan Goulet.

 

11 With a victory, Yoshida will grab win number (11) against only two losses and in the process Yoshida would keep Koscheck at (11) wins.

 

3 In the event of a Koscheck victory, he would hand Yoshida loss number (3) and in the process would keep only (3) losses on his record.

 

20 From 2000 to 2005 the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund provided close to ($20) million to families of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty, mostly in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Fund provided unrestricted grants of $11,000 to each spouse and $5,000 to each dependent child; and $1,000 to parents of unmarried service members.

 

707 Canadian Jonathan Goulet had the honor of being part of the first UFC bout ever held in Canada when he needed (7:07) to stop Kuniyoshi Hironaka in a great back and forth affair. The April 19th fight was the last time Goulet set foot in the Octagon and the win improved his record to 22-9.

 

31 Mike Swick has never fought for the UFC in Canada. However, he is (3-1) in his last four fights, all decisions, and the stretch started with a win over Canadian David Loiseau. His last bout was outside of the United States, a win over Marcus Davis at UFC 85 in London.

 

100 Percentage (100) of each contribution to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund that goes to support military families. Not a penny is deducted for administrative costs.

 

444 Former Marine Luigi Fioravanti needed (4:44) to TKO former UFC champ Dave Menne at UFC Fight Night 7, an event held at Marine Corp Air Station Miramar in San Diego. He'll look to do the same to Brodie Farber when they hook up at Fort Bragg.

 

246 Weight (246) pounds of the heaviest man on the card, Eddie Sanchez. He'll tangle with the 228 pound Justin McCully in the only heavyweight bout of the night.

 

65 Currently, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has provided more than ($65) million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, as well as severely wounded military personnel and veterans.

 

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

 

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