While Brian Stann does have a match scheduled with Alessio Sakara next month at UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Sweden, Stann’s trip overseas for the scheduled matchup will pale in comparison to the importance of his time spent overseas for the United States Marines Corps. In this video, Stann recalls a specific mission, “Operation Matador”, which took place during one of his two tours served in Iraq.
Stann, a former Captain, discusses in detail the operation, which took place in Iraq’s northwestern Anbar province from May 8th to May 19th 2005. During the mission, Stann led 42 fellow soldiers in recovering a destroyed American tank.
Watch as Stann, along with Corporal Robert Gass, recalls the mission, which includes actual footage from the operation.