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One-night MMA tournaments are back.

BattleGrounds MMA’s third edition will take place at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on June 27, and will feature a one-night, eight-man welterweight tournament, and four of those competitors are UFC veterans.

BattleGrounds MMA CEO Kenny Monday informed MMAFighting.com 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."

The winner of the welterweight tournament will be awarded a prize of $50,000. Tickets for the event are on sale at www.bokcenter.com.

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4/30/14 10:47 PM
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nice.
4/30/14 10:50 PM
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I really hope AXS picks this up. Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 10:52 PM
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Cody's in? Reminds me of this:

In an alternate reality, a prime Cody McKenzie is thrust into the UFC 1 tournament in 1993, replacing an injured Zane Frasier. After cutting a wide swath through his side of the bracket with his patented guillotine, McKenzie faces off against the highly touted Royce Gracie in the tournament finale.

Gracie, assuming McKenzie to be just another unskilled, homeless-looking brawler, shoots a sloppy double at the opening bell. McKenzie falls awkwardly to his hip as he wraps up Royce's neck and the choke is immediately very tight. Cody cinches up the guillotine even further and Gracie refuses to tap, his body falling limply into McKenzie's lap to the shock of all those looking on.

With that the time-travelling guillotine master has pulled the improbable upset and has changed history: Cody McKenzie is the inaugural UFC champion.

He returns to compete in the next few UFC events and continues to dominate, further bolstering the confidence of the leagues of aspiring martial artists whom have started practising what they believe to be the most effective style of fighting for a no-rules environment; a new martial based exclusively around the guillotine choke.

At this point McKenzie is living the life, raking in big sponsorship money, setting up schools all over the world, travelling, showing up to seminars drunk at 11:00 AM to teach his latest guillotine variations, etc...

He has also started competing in Pride, where he goes undefeated over the next five years, save for a controversial no-contest against Sumo wrestler Akebono, whom sustained a horrific open toe fracture after getting his big toe caught in the pocket of McKenzie's basketball shorts during a grappling exchange.

The legend of Cody McKenzie has grown to a critical point back in the U.S.A. (fans constantly speculating on internet fourms over never ending fantasy matchups, McKenzie/Tyson, McKenzie/Rogan, McKenzie/Shaq etc...) and he has come to a deal with Dana White and the UFC that he will return to face current lightweight champion BJ Penn.

What ensues in the main event of UFC 82 is one of the most brutal beatdowns in UFC history. Penn drops McKenzie multiple times with body and head shots throughout the contest and cuts him badly with elbow strikes (all judges scoring the first round a 10 - 8 for Penn save Cecil Peoples, who curiously marks down a 10 - 9 scorecard for McKenzie). Only moments before the bell rings to signal the end of the second round, Penn rips a vicious left-right combination to the body which folds McKenzie to the canvas, and Herb Dean has seen enough.

Later that night, McKenzie collapses backstage and never regains conciousness. The cause of death is ruled as massive haemorrhaging of the internal organs sustained during Cody's fight with Penn. Large quantities of Marijuana are discovered in his system, but that information is kept on the hush-hush by all involved.

Over the next few weeks, every news station in the country runs hand-wringing stories about the first death in the UFC, with footage of BJ Penn slapping himself and licking the blood off his gloves as McKenzie lies in a crumpled heap being replayed endlessly.

With political pressures mounting, a blanket ban is placed upon all mixed martial arts competition in the United States, and the Baldfather is forced to resume work as a boxercise instructor. All professional MMA fighters solemnly return to work in other fields, and thus ends the strange and tragic tale of Cody McKenzie.

Cliffs:

-A prime Cody McKenzie wins UFC 1, chokes Royce out cold in the finals
-UFC fans everywhere are convinced that the art of the guillotine is the most effective martial art in existence
-McKenzie extends his undefeated streak in Pride
-Returns to the UFC, gets literally beaten to death by BJ Penn
-MMA is banned as a result
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I think this can garner attention and gain some steam. It's got potential to grab a following. Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 10:55 PM
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I'm really glad I clicked on this thread now. Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:11 PM
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Lets go Luigi!!!

The Italian Tank takes the whole pot! :D

Hope it's him vs Hallman in the finals. :) Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:16 PM
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Ben Saunders - Lets go Luigi!!!

The Italian Tank takes the whole pot! :D

Hope it's him vs Hallman in the finals. :) Phone Post 3.0
Ben you should have been in this tournament! Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:17 PM
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WSOF could have waited a couple months and you'd have been $50,000 richer! ;) Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:20 PM
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http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/4/30/5669266/ufc-veterans-to-enter-one-night-eight-man-tournament-at-battlegrounds Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:23 PM
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RIP alternate reality McKenzie Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:25 PM
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2JupitersTooMany - RIP alternate reality McKenzie Phone Post 3.0
:( He shall be missed. Phone Post 3.0
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Isn't Honeycutt the guy koscheck took under his wing when he split from AkA??

P.s whatever happened to that show about AKA?? Is it still airing? Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:33 PM
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Ben Saunders - Lets go Luigi!!!

The Italian Tank takes the whole pot! :D

Hope it's him vs Hallman in the finals. :) Phone Post 3.0
Ben you should have been in this tournament! Phone Post 3.0
I was asked and I totally would have done it but Luigi Fiorovante was involved before me and he is my brother.

We came up together and started ATT Orlando together, trained and fought in the UFC together. I would never fight him unless it was for my dream. The UFC Title would be the only thing where we would just have to knuckle up and make it happen. But not for this.

I have all the faith that he can win this whole damn thing! :) Phone Post 3.0
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2JupitersTooMany - RIP alternate reality McKenzie Phone Post 3.0
Shit will no longer be as real without him. Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:36 PM
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Awesome! Hope we get to see Luigi/Hallman. Phone Post 3.0
4/30/14 11:44 PM
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This tourney will be fun Phone Post 3.0
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2JupitersTooMany - RIP alternate reality McKenzie Phone Post 3.0
Shit will no longer be as real without him. Phone Post 3.0

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Sloppy Single Leg - Cody's in? Reminds me of this:

In an alternate reality, a prime Cody McKenzie is thrust into the UFC 1 tournament in 1993, replacing an injured Zane Frasier. After cutting a wide swath through his side of the bracket with his patented guillotine, McKenzie faces off against the highly touted Royce Gracie in the tournament finale.

Gracie, assuming McKenzie to be just another unskilled, homeless-looking brawler, shoots a sloppy double at the opening bell. McKenzie falls awkwardly to his hip as he wraps up Royce's neck and the choke is immediately very tight. Cody cinches up the guillotine even further and Gracie refuses to tap, his body falling limply into McKenzie's lap to the shock of all those looking on.

With that the time-travelling guillotine master has pulled the improbable upset and has changed history: Cody McKenzie is the inaugural UFC champion.

He returns to compete in the next few UFC events and continues to dominate, further bolstering the confidence of the leagues of aspiring martial artists whom have started practising what they believe to be the most effective style of fighting for a no-rules environment; a new martial based exclusively around the guillotine choke.

At this point McKenzie is living the life, raking in big sponsorship money, setting up schools all over the world, travelling, showing up to seminars drunk at 11:00 AM to teach his latest guillotine variations, etc...

He has also started competing in Pride, where he goes undefeated over the next five years, save for a controversial no-contest against Sumo wrestler Akebono, whom sustained a horrific open toe fracture after getting his big toe caught in the pocket of McKenzie's basketball shorts during a grappling exchange.

The legend of Cody McKenzie has grown to a critical point back in the U.S.A. (fans constantly speculating on internet fourms over never ending fantasy matchups, McKenzie/Tyson, McKenzie/Rogan, McKenzie/Shaq etc...) and he has come to a deal with Dana White and the UFC that he will return to face current lightweight champion BJ Penn.

What ensues in the main event of UFC 82 is one of the most brutal beatdowns in UFC history. Penn drops McKenzie multiple times with body and head shots throughout the contest and cuts him badly with elbow strikes (all judges scoring the first round a 10 - 8 for Penn save Cecil Peoples, who curiously marks down a 10 - 9 scorecard for McKenzie). Only moments before the bell rings to signal the end of the second round, Penn rips a vicious left-right combination to the body which folds McKenzie to the canvas, and Herb Dean has seen enough.

Later that night, McKenzie collapses backstage and never regains conciousness. The cause of death is ruled as massive haemorrhaging of the internal organs sustained during Cody's fight with Penn. Large quantities of Marijuana are discovered in his system, but that information is kept on the hush-hush by all involved.

Over the next few weeks, every news station in the country runs hand-wringing stories about the first death in the UFC, with footage of BJ Penn slapping himself and licking the blood off his gloves as McKenzie lies in a crumpled heap being replayed endlessly.

With political pressures mounting, a blanket ban is placed upon all mixed martial arts competition in the United States, and the Baldfather is forced to resume work as a boxercise instructor. All professional MMA fighters solemnly return to work in other fields, and thus ends the strange and tragic tale of Cody McKenzie.

Cliffs:

-A prime Cody McKenzie wins UFC 1, chokes Royce out cold in the finals
-UFC fans everywhere are convinced that the art of the guillotine is the most effective martial art in existence
-McKenzie extends his undefeated streak in Pride
-Returns to the UFC, gets literally beaten to death by BJ Penn
-MMA is banned as a result

i read all that. it was awesome.

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PisoMojado - Isn't Honeycutt the guy koscheck took under his wing when he split from AkA??

P.s whatever happened to that show about AKA?? Is it still airing? Phone Post 3.0
That's exactly who it is.

Bob Cook, DC, Kos, and Cain all SWEAR he's the next big thing. Phone Post 3.0
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Sloppy Single Leg - Cody's in? Reminds me of this:

In an alternate reality, a prime Cody McKenzie is thrust into the UFC 1 tournament in 1993, replacing an injured Zane Frasier. After cutting a wide swath through his side of the bracket with his patented guillotine, McKenzie faces off against the highly touted Royce Gracie in the tournament finale.

Gracie, assuming McKenzie to be just another unskilled, homeless-looking brawler, shoots a sloppy double at the opening bell. McKenzie falls awkwardly to his hip as he wraps up Royce's neck and the choke is immediately very tight. Cody cinches up the guillotine even further and Gracie refuses to tap, his body falling limply into McKenzie's lap to the shock of all those looking on.

With that the time-travelling guillotine master has pulled the improbable upset and has changed history: Cody McKenzie is the inaugural UFC champion.

He returns to compete in the next few UFC events and continues to dominate, further bolstering the confidence of the leagues of aspiring martial artists whom have started practising what they believe to be the most effective style of fighting for a no-rules environment; a new martial based exclusively around the guillotine choke.

At this point McKenzie is living the life, raking in big sponsorship money, setting up schools all over the world, travelling, showing up to seminars drunk at 11:00 AM to teach his latest guillotine variations, etc...

He has also started competing in Pride, where he goes undefeated over the next five years, save for a controversial no-contest against Sumo wrestler Akebono, whom sustained a horrific open toe fracture after getting his big toe caught in the pocket of McKenzie's basketball shorts during a grappling exchange.

The legend of Cody McKenzie has grown to a critical point back in the U.S.A. (fans constantly speculating on internet fourms over never ending fantasy matchups, McKenzie/Tyson, McKenzie/Rogan, McKenzie/Shaq etc...) and he has come to a deal with Dana White and the UFC that he will return to face current lightweight champion BJ Penn.

What ensues in the main event of UFC 82 is one of the most brutal beatdowns in UFC history. Penn drops McKenzie multiple times with body and head shots throughout the contest and cuts him badly with elbow strikes (all judges scoring the first round a 10 - 8 for Penn save Cecil Peoples, who curiously marks down a 10 - 9 scorecard for McKenzie). Only moments before the bell rings to signal the end of the second round, Penn rips a vicious left-right combination to the body which folds McKenzie to the canvas, and Herb Dean has seen enough.

Later that night, McKenzie collapses backstage and never regains conciousness. The cause of death is ruled as massive haemorrhaging of the internal organs sustained during Cody's fight with Penn. Large quantities of Marijuana are discovered in his system, but that information is kept on the hush-hush by all involved.

Over the next few weeks, every news station in the country runs hand-wringing stories about the first death in the UFC, with footage of BJ Penn slapping himself and licking the blood off his gloves as McKenzie lies in a crumpled heap being replayed endlessly.

With political pressures mounting, a blanket ban is placed upon all mixed martial arts competition in the United States, and the Baldfather is forced to resume work as a boxercise instructor. All professional MMA fighters solemnly return to work in other fields, and thus ends the strange and tragic tale of Cody McKenzie.

Cliffs:

-A prime Cody McKenzie wins UFC 1, chokes Royce out cold in the finals
-UFC fans everywhere are convinced that the art of the guillotine is the most effective martial art in existence
-McKenzie extends his undefeated streak in Pride
-Returns to the UFC, gets literally beaten to death by BJ Penn
-MMA is banned as a result

i read all that. it was awesome.


Thank you. It took a while to write.
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Is it winner takes all or do these guys still get paid to show. Phone Post 3.0
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Show and win $$$ Phone Post 3.0
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huggy bear - Is it winner takes all or do these guys still get paid to show. Phone Post 3.0
If I'm not mistaken everyone gets paid. But I think its pretty low unless you win it all. Phone Post 3.0
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Ben Saunders - Lets go Luigi!!!

The Italian Tank takes the whole pot! :D

Hope it's him vs Hallman in the finals. :) Phone Post 3.0
Ben you should have been in this tournament! Phone Post 3.0
I was asked and I totally would have done it but Luigi Fiorovante was involved before me and he is my brother.

We came up together and started ATT Orlando together, trained and fought in the UFC together. I would never fight him unless it was for my dream. The UFC Title would be the only thing where we would just have to knuckle up and make it happen. But not for this.

I have all the faith that he can win this whole damn thing! :) Phone Post 3.0
It all makes sense now! ;) Phone Post 3.0

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