BattleGrounds MMA: Trey Houston Replacing Josh Bryant in Welterweight Tournery
By FCF Staff
Just a couple of weeks out from its one night, welterweight tourney on June 27th, BattleGrounds MMA has announced Trey Houston is replacing Josh Bryant.
According to a press release from the promotion, Bryant has been forced to withdraw due to injury.
“We want to wish Josh Bryant a full and speedy recovery. We are saddened that he will not be able to participate in this landmark event for BattleGrounds MMA, but are excited to be able to give another one of Oklahoma’s finest up-and-coming mixed martial artists – Trey Houston – the biggest opportunity of his career,” BattleGrounds MMA President and Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kenny Monday was quoted saying.
Houston (1o-2) will enter the tourney after dropping consecutive bouts while competing for Bellator. Prior to the losses, however, the Oklahoma fighter had won ten straight. All ten occurred via submission, TKO or knockout.
BattleGrounds MMA has also announced that Marcus Sanchez (4-0) will take on Jordan Smith (18-6) in a tourney, reserve bout.
The upcoming competition will be hosted by Tulsa’s BOK Center, and the winner will take home $50,000.
The other fighters who are scheduled to compete in the tourney include Dennis Hallman, Luigi Fioravanti, David Mitchell, Roan Carneiro, Cody McKenzie, Chris Honeycutt, and Brock Larson.