Search Results for: Cody McKenzie

McKenzie’s gives a pint of blood to make weight

Some guys will do anything to play. Cordova’s Cody McKenzie will even give blood. The former UFC fighter reportedly drew a pint of blood to help cut 1.4 pounds to make weight the 171-pound requirement for this weekend’s Battlegrounds one-night, single-elimination tournament in Oklahoma. McKenzie originally weighed in at 172.4 pounds and was given two… Read more »

McKenzie wins UFC fight by decision [MMA]

Cordova’s Cody McKenzie outlasted Leonard Garcia for a unanimous decision at UFC 159 in Newark, N.J., earning his first UFC win in 11 months. That wasn’t the biggest story, though. Dude didn’t win by guillotine choke. The submission expert dominated Garcia with takedowns and superior wrestling skills during a 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 victory. The featherweight… Read more »

McKenzie to fight in UFC 155 [Mixed Martial Arts]

Alaska’s Cody McKenzie is getting back into the UFC octagon. The veteran fighter will face fellow featherweight Leonard Garcia at UFC 155 in Las Vegas in December. McKenzie, of Cordova fame, is desperate need of a win after losing three of his previous four fights. His last loss came to Chad Mendes at UFC 148…. Read more »

McKenzie loses UFC fight [Mixed Martial Arts]

Cordova’s Cody McKenzie tonight suffered a humbling loss at UFC 148 at the hands of former title challenger Chad Mendes. Mendes won the featherweight fight in just 31 seconds, taking it right to the taller McKenzie and driving him to the ground with a kick-punch combo. Mendes followed that by dropping hammer fists until the… Read more »

McKenzie wins first fight in 18 months [MMA]

The ‘AK Kid’ finally got back into the win column. Cordova’s Cody McKenzie beat wrestler-turned-mixed martial arts fighter Marcus LeVesseur on the FUEL TV undercard in Fairfax, Va., for his 12th career professional victory but his first since December 2010. McKenzie survived an early flurry from LeVesseur, a 4-time NCAA D3 champion who was 155-0… Read more »

McKenzie to fight May 12 [Mixed Martial Arts]

UFC fighter Cody McKenzie of Cordova is climbing back into the octagon. McKenzie will face UFC newcomer Marcus LeVesseur in Fairfax, Va., on May 12, his first fight in eight months. LeVesseur is 21-5 is his professional MMA career, although this will be his UFC debut. McKenzie, on the other hand, is 12-2 as a… Read more »

McKenzie returns to octagon (Mixed Martial Arts)

Cordova’s Cody McKenzie is one of the more promising UFC fighters in the lightweight division, having won 12 of his first 13 pro MMA fights. The submission specialist has won 10 times with a guillotine choke, once by a triangle choke. McKenzie, of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ fame, will take on Vagner Rocha tonight in New… Read more »

Murphy showcases incredible toughness, tenacity in UFC title loss to Shevchenko

Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy proved she could take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ in her latest UFC fight. The 38-year-old pro fighter absorbed a hail of potent punches and killer kicks from champion Valentina Shevchenko during their women’s flyweight title bout at UFC266 in Las Vegas. In the end, Shevchenko (22-3) proved too much… Read more »