Khama Worthy fights Josh Rohler Saturday, Oct. 22, at Brawl in the Burgh 14 inside the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows Event Center.
Read that sentence again.
Oh yes, friends. It’s happening. This pro lightweight fight is huge –– and if you’re not hyped, I’m here to change that for you.
Let’s break it down in three simple steps.
1. It’s a Khama Worthy Fight
This is a layup.
Every time Khama Worthy makes that walk in his hometown, it’s special. The energy is electric. The crowd is deafening.
And the results?
Pretty dang positive for the Pittsburgh product.
Worthy’s competed four times for us at 247 Fighting Championships, going 4-0 with three knockout victories and one decision in the process.
It’s looked something like this:
Not bad. Not bad at all.
He knocked out tough competition in Jeremiah Scott, Kaheem Murray, and Adam Ward in his last three appearances inside the 247 FC cage. Now, he’ll look to do it again against Rohler.
Here’s the thing…
2. It’s a Josh Rohler Fight
Strong Style’s Josh Rohler doesn’t care about Worthy’s past success. He views this fight as an opportunity –– and he’s exactly right.
If he walks into the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows and wipes out a local legend and UFC veteran, he’ll perk up ears around the country.
The last person to defeat Worthy, Trevor Peek, received an invite to Dana White’s Contender Series, won, and promptly signed a UFC contract.
See how that works?
Rohler undoubtedly sees a similar path if he secures the victory Oct. 22.
And he has the skills to make it happen.
Rohler was a top-15 wrestling recruit in the nation and one of the best wrestlers in Ohio state history. He was a four-time All-American and Division II National Champ at the next level.
Most recently, Rohler wiped out UFC veteran Jordan Griffin back in April at NAFC: Colosseum.
Now, he looks to make it 2-for-2 in this massive Brawl in the Burgh 14 main-event showdown against Worthy.
3. Now, add it up…
This is the fight Pittsburgh MMA deserves.
Two top-level pro lightweights throw down with massive stakes on the line. It’s the biggest pro fight in a long, long time in the Steel City.
And, oh yeah… It’s Pennsylvania vs. Ohio.
No –– It’s Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland.
For Worthy, a second straight loss at the age of 35 could mean anything. He still believes he has what it takes to compete at the highest level of the sport –– and a win over Rohler would prove it.
For Rohler, the stakes are slightly different –– but no less monumental.
A win over Worthy would mark consecutive wins over legitimate, multi-fight UFC veterans. It would be impossible to ignore him and his skill set any longer if he takes out the hometown legend.
Worthy’s been inside the UFC Octagon. Rohler’s out to prove he should be there, too.
It’s pretty simple: Saturday, Oct. 22, at Brawl in the Burgh 14, one of these fighters will cement himself as the alpha lightweight in our region.
And you’re invited to the party.