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The second summer series BattleBots tournament aired on the ABC network in ten Thursday evening episodes starting in late June of 2016. The number of competitors expanded from 24 to 56 teams. The weight limit for the robots remained unchanged from the previous year at 250 pounds.

To assist in keeping a tight filming schedule, a controversial allowance was made wherein several teams had complete duplicate robots that could be swapped in for damaged robots. No similar practice has ever been allowed in other combat tournaments. The show producers also selected eight defeated robots to re-enter the tournament in a 'second chance' draft -- it was a TV show, not a true tournament.

The 2016 season ratings for the key audience demographic dropped by more than 40% from the 2015 season. The show was not renewed for 2017.

ABC BattleBots 2016 results

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Tombstone, Counter Revolution, Radioactive, Sweet Revenge, Chomp, Overdrive, Bronco, Witch Doctor, Wrecks, Plan X, Captain Shrederator, Stinger, Nightmare, Warrior Clan, Complete Control V, Ghost Raptor, Razorback, Icewave, Biteforce, Warhead, Hypershock, Mohawk, Overhaul, Lock-Jaw,