Ethan Goss (champion) vs. Calvin Harbaugh – pro featherweight
Who’s in the mood for a pro title fight?
Awesome. We thought so.
In the main event of Brawl in the Burgh 16, 247 Fighting Championships featherweight king Ethan Goss returns to take on the insanely hungry, talented, and motivated Calvin Harbaugh for 145-pound gold.
On one side, Goss looks the part of a next-level pro. By that, we mean he can and should expect a call-up to Bellator/the UFC with another victory April 15. He’s won four straight, and it appears everything is clicking into place for him at this stage in his career.
Don’t wanna take our word for it? That’s cool. We have evidence. Just watch his title-winning performance against Kevin Barberena from Brawl in the Burgh 11 right here (it’s free just for you).
Here’s the thing: Harbaugh isn’t coming into Pittsburgh to leave empty-handed.
The Michigander impressed everyone back at Brawl in the Burgh 15 back in December, defeating Chaka Worthy via second-round submission.
That win marked his third straight –– all via finish –– and, like Goss, it looks like Harbaugh is hitting his stride as a professional fighter right now.
This is an ultra-high-level matchup, and the winner very likely will be staring down a big-name promotion after snagging the belt inside the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows Event Center.
Justin Patton vs. Derrick Patterson – pro featherweight
Speaking of high stakes…
One fight before Goss and Harbaugh slug it out for the 247 FC featherweight title, Pittsburgh fan favorite Justin Patton returns to the 247 Fighting Championships cage to take on New York’s Derrick Patterson.
If you’ve never seen Patton compete in Pittsburgh, well… It’s probably time to change that:
Still just 29 years old, Patton made his amateur debut back in 2015, and he’s since established himself as one of the most talented and popular fighters in Pittsburgh. A Patton fight is a party –– and this one comes with a little extra confetti.
Now 3-2 as a pro, Patton’s rattled off back-to-back impressive wins. A third straight victory might earn him a shot at Goss’ or Harbaugh’s title…
There’s just one thing about that: Patterson presents a unique and dangerous challenge.
At 5-foot-10, Patton generally enjoys a height/reach advantage over his opponents.
That won’t be the case against the 6-foot-2 Patterson. A long, lanky striker, Patterson can put the lights out in a flash or utilize his length to dictate the pace and range of the fight.
Patton will need to crack that code on fight night.