Found November 05, 2013 on Fox Sports:
This is a really good fight card to have fall into our laps in the middle of the week. People are going to pretend its not because they're conditioned to complain about mid-week events and anything that isn't a stacked pay-per-view these days, but up and down the line-up, Wednesday's third UFC Fight for the Troops event at Fort Campbell in Kentucky is a quality collection of fighters on winning streaks looking to make a name for themselves in their respective divisions. Though the main event underwent a makeover when Lyoto Machida was pulled to replace Michael Bisping 10 days ago in Manchester, England, the match-up between Tim Kennedy and Rafael "Sapo" Natal is a more even and compelling pairing. This marks Natal's first test in the upper tier of the middleweight division, while the US Army Green Beret Kennedy looks to collect his second consecutive win and continue his climb up the 185-pound ranks. Now it's time to pick some winners from this UFC F...
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