Veterans find their mark at UFC Fight for the Troops

When five military veterans had the chance to fight in front of thousands of soldiers from Fort Bragg in a UFC event for a good cause, they didn't disappoint.

Originally Published: December 11, 2008
By Mark Chalifoux | Special to ESPN.com

In early September 2002, UFC welterweight Steve Bruno was aboard a helicopter in the Persian Gulf, providing air support to the Navy SEAL teams searching ships below. Moments later, the helicopter crashed into the gulf, killing the man next to Bruno and leaving the man on the other side of him with a broken neck and back.

On Wednesday, Bruno entered the Octagon in Fayetteville, N.C., in front of thousands of screaming soldiers from nearby Fort Bragg.

Bruno was one of five military ...

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