The legend is back.

No we’re not talking about Anderson Silva and no Georges St. Pierre is not returning.

We are talking about the return of everyone’s favorite Alaskan fighter Cody McKenzie.

Just a few weeks after McKenzie announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts following a knockout loss at M-1 Challenge 54 in December, the popular fighter has revealed he will be returning to the cage against Andrew McInnes WSOF 18 later this month. Bloody Elbow was the first to report the news.

McKenzie (15-6), who be making his WSOF debut,  first grew to prominence during his time on the twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter. With his trademark facial hair, mullet-esque haircut, skinny physique and trademark guillotine, appropriately dubbed the ‘McKenzietine’, the brash talking McKenzie garnered quite the cult following during his time in the UFC. However after garnering a meager record of 2-4, while continuously arguing with the UFC brass, the ‘AK Kid’ was eventually handed his walking paper following a unanimous decision loss to Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9 in December 2013. He would go on to pick up first round submission over Mark Doble in his first post-UFC bout before dropping back-to-back stoppage losses to close out 2014.

His opponent,  McInnes (5-1), will also be making his WSOF debut. In his most recent outing ‘Andrewconda’ picked up a first round submission win over Ryan Healy at MFC 41 in October. This win push his win streak to five, with every win ending by way of submission.

WOSF 18 is currently scheduled to take place on February 12 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A bantamweight championship bout between reigning champion Marlon Moraes and Josh Hill will serve as the main event.

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José began his career as a mixed martial arts journalist while still enrolled at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. Since graduating in May 2013, he has attended dozens of high profile UFC fight cards as a credentialed member of the media, providing live cage side coverage through his articles and videos. His work has appeared on UFC.com, ArizonaSports.com and AZCentral. He is also currently one of the main contributors on Power MMA Show at Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, one of the first all MMA radio shows on a major radio station.