It's a busy two weeks for the UFC. The sport's premier promotion will trot out 72 different fighters at three venues in two different countries. And while the highlight of this fist fighting deluge is undoubtedly the welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, the most important event might well be the UFC's Fight for the Troops 3.
The event is more than just a charity show for the troops, held at Fort Campbell in front of thousands of soldiers. The UFC has also teamed up with Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to support soldiers injured in service to our nation, including those suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
Matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby trotted out most of their fighters with military ties, including Special Forces sniper Tim Kennedy in the main event. Kennedy alone emerged victorious, his fellow soldiers chanting "USA, USA" perhaps the only time that xenophobic chant might be a little bit OK.
Kennedy, of course, wasn't the only winner on the night, nor his opponent Rafael Natal the only loser. I analyzed each fight on the televised card to determine the real winners and losers. Disagree with my assessments? Let me hear it in the comments.