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Fight for the Troops 2's Three Stars: Guillard, Wiman and Hominick


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In addition to raising a ton of money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the UFC's Fight for the Troops 2 also had some fantastic individual performances. That made picking the three stars from this fight not an easy feat.

No. 1 star -- Melvin Guillard: His quick striking put a stop to the Evan Dunham hype train and earned Guillard a $30,000 Fight Knockout of the Night bonus. The next question is where does this put Guillard in the UFC's lightweight division? With Gray Maynard and Anthony Pettis both waiting for already-promised title shots, it's crowded at the top, but Guillard is on an impressive four-fight win streak. Our friends at Cage Potato have suggested a lightweight, 10-man battle royale. Let's do it.

No. 2 star -- Matt Wiman: "Handsome" inundated Cole Miller, never letting his striking up as he won the unanimous decision. Though Miller is usually more comfortable on the ground, Wiman owned him there, too.

No. 3 star -- Mark Hominick: With a title shot on the line, Hominick came through, knocking out his friend and training partner George Roop. For that win, he gets a chance to take Jose Aldo's belt from him. Wait ... is that really a prize?

Honorable mention -- UFC fans: Through phone donations alone -- not counting online donations which are still being tallied -- the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund raised more than $600,000 to benefit wounded service men and women. The IFHF was so happy with the event that they are already looking forward to "Fight for the Troops 3" in 2012. Way to go, fight fans.

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