The BattleGrounds MMA welterweight tournament is official. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
BattleGrounds MMA is trying its hand at pay-per-view as it puts on a single-night, eight-man welterweight tournament on Friday with BattleGrounds MMA 5 “O.N.E.” .
Friday’s fight card takes place at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. The main card airs on PPV for $19.95.
Immediately following the weigh-ins for the event, the opening-round matchups for the 170-pound tournament were selected using a lottery ball-style blind draw.
All eight competitors competing in the 170-pound bracket were cleared at Thursday’s weigh-ins. According to multiple reports, Cody McKenzie weighed 172.6 pounds on his first attempt. Given two hours to reach the 171-pound limit, McKenzie donated a pint of blood to check in at 170.6 pounds.
The matchups are as follows: Brock Larson (170 pounds) vs. Cody McKenzie (170.6); Joe Ray (169.6) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (171); Jesse Taylor (170.2) vs. Trey Houston (169.6); and Roan Carneiro (170.4) vs. Randall Wallace (170.4)
BattleGrounds MMA: O.N.E. Weigh-in Results:
Roan Carneiro (170.4) vs. Randall Wallace (170.4)
Luigi Fioravanti (171) vs. Joe Ray (169.6)
Trey Houston (169.6) vs. Jesse Taylor (170.2)
Brock Larson (170) vs. Cody McKenzie (170.6)
Jamal Parks (145.4) vs. Ruben Warr (146)
Chris Gutierrez (135) vs. Tyler Shinn (135.4)