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Brawl in the Burgh 13 is freaking stacked, friends.

The card features plenty of intrigue from the bottom up, with some of the area’s most promising amateur fighters taking center stage at the Monroeville Convention Center to put on a show.

And they certainly will.

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But the night all leads to a trio of professional fights at the top –– and these scraps are guaranteed to get you out of your seat.

We have the Academy’s Jake Schilling vs. Animals MMA’s Brett Pastore, the Mat Factory’s Justin Patton vs. Roufusport’s Rico Tally, and a featherweight title fight between Gorilla House MMA’s Ethan Goss and Rising Dragon MMA’s Tobiaus Taylor.

Tasty.

Let’s dig into these professional showdowns.

JAKE SCHILLING VS. BRETT PASTORE

A fight between Schilling and Pastore leads off? Oh yes. Get hyped.

Schilling is all action, all the time, and he’s widely regarded as one of the most talented fighters in the Pittsburgh area. He’s been testing his skills inside the cage since 2012 –– 10 years now! –– but he’s still just 28 years old and in the prime of his athletic life.

At 2-2, Schilling’s experienced the ups and downs of this sport, but he’s coming off a vicious TKO of Eric Pozun at Brawl in the Burgh 11 as he strolls into this contest with Pastore at Brawl in the Burgh 13.

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And Pastore won’t make Schilling’s life easy. That’s a fact.

One of the best prospects in the Northeast, Pastore made his professional MMA debut back in May at Ring of Combat 76, where he won via unanimous decision. Pastore’s powerful catch-wrestling base makes him a threat to everyone who stands across from him inside the cage, and Schilling will need to be on point Saturday evening when the lights go down.

This fight flat-out rules, ladies and gentlemen.

JUSTIN PATTON VS. RICO TALLY

You know it’s showtime when Justin “The General” Patton steps into the cage.

Like Schilling, Patton’s taken his lumps as a professional fighter. But his last performance at Brawl in the Burgh 12 might’ve been his best to date, as he dismantled Niyaz Ahmed en route to a dominant TKO victory to move his record to 2-2.

At 5’10, Patton is a long, lanky fighter, and he’s slowly working his way up to featherweight, where he feels his frame will be optimized as his body continues to fill out and mature. His fight against Tally will take place at a 140-pound catchweight.

And what a scrap this promises to be.

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Tally is a beast. Straight up. There’s no other way around it. At 3-1, Tally already established himself as a fighter to watch, and it feels like it’s only a matter of time before he breaks out onto the big stage.

Training out of one of the best gyms in the country at Milwaukee’s Roufusport MMA, Tally will be prepared anywhere this fight against Patton goes. That’s a fact.

Tally’s competed three times in 2022 –– winning all three. Can he make it 4-for-4 against Patton or will the hometown favorite take care of business?

We’re about to find out.

ETHAN GOSS VS. TOBIAUS TAYLOR

If those two fights weren’t enough for you, we stacked the deck at Brawl in the Burgh 13 with a pro title fight.

Capping off the evening’s festitivies, Gorilla House MMA’s Ethan Goss will defend his featherweight strap against Rising Dragon MMA’s Tobiaus Taylor.

Huge.

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Goss and Taylor represent two of the most experienced and dangerous pro featherweights in the region, and this is a classic PA vs. Ohio showdown for fight fans to sink their teeth into.

Goss, at 8-6, feels he’s only getting better with time. He’s had well over 20 fights in his pro/amateur career combined, and he recently found his groove, rattling off three straight impressive victories inside the 247 Fighting Championships cage.

Think I’m exaggerating? Watch his title-winning performance against Kevin Barberena from April right here.

The dude looks pretty good, eh?

Thing is, he better look that good –– and better –– if he wants to leave Monroeville with the belt.

Taylor is a dangerous, experienced opponent with no holes in his game. Whether standing, in the clinch, or on the mat, Taylor feels comfortable and confident.

Like Goss, Taylor comes into this Brawl in the Burgh 13 matchup with some momentum, too. He won two straight, most recently wiping out Charles Stanford via TKO at B2 Fighting Series 159 in April.

Who will keep it rolling at Brawl in the Burgh 13?

We cannot wait to find out. See you there.

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