UFC 130: Cody McKenzie vs Bart Palaszewski fight announced for May 28 in Las Vegas

via mmafrenzy.com

The McKenzi-tine is back.

Cody McKenzie will make his return when he takes on Bart Palaszewski at UFC 130 on May 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The promotion announced the booking on its website earlier today.

McKenzie, who has won 11 of his 13 career bouts by way of his trademark guillotine, including a "Submission of the Night" in his UFC debut against Aaron Wilkinson, was last in action in a losing effort to Yves Edwards at UFC Fight Night 23.

He earned favor with the powers that be by accepting that contest on short notice, not to mention earning "Fight of the Night" in the process. His reward is a scrappy veteran out to make a successful debut inside the Octagon.

Bart Palaszewski, though you may not immediately recognize the name, is an eight-year veteran of the sport; one who's stayed busy as a bee with 49 professional fights during that time.

He's fought some of the top lightweights in the game today, including current top contenders Jim Miller and Anthony Pettis, the latter of which he defeated at WEC 45.

"Bartimus" will be making his UFC debut, in his first fight since a controversial split decision loss to Kamal Shalorus.

Sounds like he'll heading to the cage with something to prove. Memorial Day Weekend fireworks, anyone?

UFC 130 will be headlined by Frankie Edgar, as he tries to find "The Answer" for his own personal "Bully" in defense of his 155-pound title against number one contender, Gray Maynard

Light heavyweight stalwarts Quinton Jackson and Matt Hamill will also square off as well as a behemoth brawlers Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this fight card. 

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