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UFC Fight Night 25: Cody McKenzie vs Vagner Rocha headed for 'Battle on the Bayou' on Sept. 17 in New Orleans

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The McKenzi-tine is back.

Cody McKenzie will make his return to the cage when he takes on Vagner Rocha at the Bud Light sponsored "Battle on the Bayou" event on Sept. 17 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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, though, 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 redeem himself in his second trip to the Octagon.

Vagner Rocha was signed to the UFC after just seven career fights, compiling a respectable 6-1 mark in those seven bouts. Unfortunately, the submission specialist was matched up against Donald Cerrone for his first outing inside the eight-sided playground.

The result was a unanimous decision loss after about 75 leg kicks. I believe the word he cried was "uncle."

At least in his second outing, he'll find an opponent that won't hesitate to travel to the floor with him ... hopefully.

"Battle on the Bayou" will feature a pair of welterweight wrestlers hitting the mat in the main event, as Jake Shields will return to action to take on hard-hitting grappler extraordinaire Jake Ellenberger. Also booked for "The Big Easy" is a middleweight showdown that will showcase the triumphant return of Alan Belcher, who was nearly blinded in an unfortunate training accident, when he takes on veteran Jason MacDonald.

To check out the latest UFC Fight Night 25: "Battle on the Bayou" fight card and rumors click here.

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