Four UFC veterans confirmed for one night eight man tournament


One of the major changes the UFC had to make to build main stream and athletic commission acceptance was to remove multiple bouts for fighters in a single night. 

An eight man tournament on one night was the hallmark of the early UFC, but it was perceived as unsafe for the competitors by most major athletic commissions and the format was ended.

Just recently a Oklahoma promoted BattleGround's MMA marked the return of the one night eight  man tournament and today revealed four of the competitors are former UFC fighters:

BattleGrounds MMA CEO Kenny Monday informed on Wednesday that Dennis Hallman (53-14-2, 1 no-contest), Cody McKenzie (15-4), Josh Bryant (14-4) and Luigi Fioravanti (24-11), who competed inside the Octagon in the past, will be part of the GP. Chris Honeycutt (4-0) is also in, and the final three fighters will be announced "soon."

"We are excited to have assembled a group of incredibly talented and accomplished athletes for this landmark tournament," Monday stated in a release sent to

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tags: Cody MacKenzie   Dennis Hallman (detail)  Josh Bryant (detail)  Luigi Fioravanti (detail)  


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10/6/14 1:22 AM by NORCAL707

Gotta go both ways but yes, I'm down man. Shit does get old after awhile

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10/6/14 1:20 AM by NORCAL707

If we are talking PPV numbers, Id say for every fighter, 20 friends/family members bought. I'd say maybe 15 buys from UG maybe. They should have saved some money and held the fights at a local university or even high school gym. The BOK was probably fucking expensive.

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10/4/14 5:24 AM by Greg Southworth

Don't know what Shine did. Every tournament fighter was paid when the date changed, even the guys that didn't stay on. Wasn't their fault we had to change the date.

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