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247 Fighting Championships Brings Khama Worthy, Gavin Teasdale to Monroeville Feb. 5 with Brawl in the Burgh 10
The pro-am MMA event features the return of former UFC lightweight Khama Worthy, an advanced amateur title fight, the MMA debut of four-time PA state champion wrestler Gavin Teasdale, and more.
[Pittsburgh, Pa.] — Mixed martial arts (MMA) returns to the Steel City of Pittsburgh Saturday, Feb. 5, as 247 Fighting Championships brings Brawl in the Burgh 10 live to the Monroeville Convention Center.
The pro-am fight card features the return of former UFC lightweight and Pittsburgh MMA legend Khama Worthy (16-9) in the main event, as he takes on 8-6 South Carolina-based pro Jeremiah Scott.
“This is the type of fight card Pittsburgh deserves to kick off 2022 –– with a local MMA legend in the main event,” 247 Fighting Championships Owner Ryan Middleton said. “A Khama Worthy fight is always a special occasion, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him back inside the 247 FC cage fresh off his five-fight UFC stint.”
Worthy began his UFC run with impressive back-to-back wins, one via knockout and one via submission, but lost his next three. The UFC chose not to renew his contract, and now he returns to the 247 Fighting Championships cage, where he went 2-0 in 2019 to earn his call-up to the UFC.
In addition to Worthy’s main-event fight vs. Scott, Brawl in the Burgh 10 features the MMA debut of PIAA four-time Class AA champion wrestler Gavin Teasdale.
After taking the state title four times out of Jefferson-Morgan High School and posting a 162-2 record overall, Teasdale wrestled at Penn State University and the University of Iowa, two of the most prestigious Division-1 programs in the nation.
Now, he turns his focus to MMA, and he’ll make his debut at Brawl in the Burgh 10 against Central PA MMA’s Tyler Fry, an 0-1 fighter with a background in both Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai.
“Anybody who follows the sport of MMA knows how devastating a strong wrestling base can be inside the cage,” 247 Fighting Championships General Manager Hunter Homistek said. “And anybody who follows the sport of wrestling knows how tough the competition is in the state of Pennsylvania. What Gavin did is practically unheard of, and we are proud to host his debut against a super tough opponent in Tyler Fry at Brawl in the Burgh 10.”
Along with Worthy and Teasdale, Brawl in the Burgh 10 features an advanced amateur title fight with two of the top amateur bantamweights in the nation.
Altoona’s Gorilla House Gym will hold down the red corner Feb 5, as 247 FC amateur bantamweight champion Cam Allgeier (6-0) defends his title against Renegade Combat Sports’ Hunter Starner (6-0).
Full confirmed fight card for Brawl in the Burgh 10 on Feb. 5:
Khama Worthy (16-9) vs. Jeremiah Scott (8-6) – pro lightweight
Justin Patton (0-1) vs. Josh Armstrong (0-1) – pro bantamweight
Cam Allgeier (6-0) vs. Hunter Starner (6-0) – amateur bantamweight title fight
Edwin Vera (3-2) vs. Awstin Martinez (5-5) – amateur featherweight
Gavin Teasdale (0-0) vs. Tyler Fry (0-1) – amateur bantamweight
Evan DeLong (1-0) vs. Kenyon Moore (2-0) – amateur welterweight
Julian Flenory (2-0) vs Matt Vanderhoff (0-0) – amateur heavyweight
Craig Perry (0-1) vs. Anthoney Morris (0-2) – amateur featherweight
Mike Kocjancic (0-1) vs. Melvin Jovel (0-0) – amateur welterweight
“This show truly has it all from top to bottom,” Homistek said. “We have the highest level pros as well as some debuting or one-fight amateurs looking to make a major splash. There are several fighters on this card we think you’ll be able to look at in five years and say, ‘Wow, I was there when he or she just got started!’ That’s always an exciting component of regional MMA shows, and Brawl in the Burgh 10 is loaded with intriguing storylines.”
Tickets to Brawl in the Burgh 10 begin at $50 and can be purchased online at 247fighting.com. The all-ages event is also available to purchase via PPV on the promotion’s website.
For media opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, or general information, contact Hunter Homistek at firstname.lastname@example.org.