There is a new promotion looking to make a name for itself in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania regional MMA scene. 247 Fighting Championships will be holding their debut event, Steeltown Throwdown, on April 6, 2019. The fights will be a mixture of professional and amateur fights, with some of Pittsburgh’s best prospects participating.
247 Fighting Championship Making Debut
Owner and promoter of 247 Fighting Championships Ryan Middleton has been working behind the scenes for a while to have the ability to put on this event for Pittsburgh regional MMA fans. “I had worked with a different promotion previously for an event. I decided to make my own, decided to make that decision in the summer time, and now we’re ready to rock and roll in April,” Middleton had to say of the promotion’s background. Middleton is not alone in this endeavor, as he is working closely with matchmaker Liam Morris to put the fights together.
Steeltown Throwdown goes down in the Printscape Arena in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The fight card begins at 7:00 PM. Currently, there are five announced fights, with several more on the way. According to Middleton, 247 FC is looking for somewhere between eight and twelve fights on the card when it’s all said and done.
Weigh-ins “will most likely be at Printscape Arena,” Middleton said. “Typcially, amateur weigh-ins are the morning of the fight, roughly 10 am. And the pros weigh in the night before, usually around 6 pm,” he added. MMASucka will have coverage of the weign-ins as more fights are announced and we get closer to the event.
Other information about the fights leading up to the event can be found on the promotion’s official website.
Star Studded Main Event
In the main event, Pittsburgh’s own Khama Worthy will be taking on Nebraska’s Joey Munoz. According to Tapology, Worthy is the number one ranked lightweight in the state of Pennsylvania. He has battled the likes of Paul Felder, Kyle Nelson, and Matt Bessette. Munoz is coming off of a win at WBKFF 1 in November, and holds a career record of 7-3 in MMA. With 247 Fighting Championships making their debut, this fight is the ideal main event for their first fight card. Featuring a hometown favorite and a guy who has had success fighting all over the country, this main event will definitely have the fans’ attention.
On Khama Worthy
Middleton had nothing but good things to say about both main event fighters, starting with Worthy. “He has that it factor. And that’s a really good thing to have in a fighter, an athlete, and an entertainer.” Middleton would go on to talk about Worthy being on the brink of making it out of the regional scene. “Khama is on the verge of making the leap to a bigger organization,” he said. “Those guys are watching him. This could really be the last time Pittsburghers have a chance to watch him in Pittsburgh on the regional circuit. This could be the last time before he makes the jump.”
On Joey Munoz
He had just as many nice things to say about Joey Munoz, too. “As far as Joey Munoz goes, this guy is a beast. He is one of the toughest dudes you’ll ever meet,” Middleton said of Munoz. “He’s a 7-3 fighter that takes big fights. He’s willing to go out there and that’s what you wanna see. Joey’s a really nice guy. He’s looking forward to the opportunity, and we’re excited to have him.”
Middleton is very excited about this fight. “These two are going to go at it, and it’s going to be a spectacle. I’m just really excited to see it. It’s going to be a heck of a fight.” he said. With management being that excited over the fight, it’s easy to see how the excitement could carry over to fans.
Current Fight Card
Any fights that have been announced to this point can be found on both 247 Fighting Championship’s Instagram and Facebook pages. Moving forward, fight announcements will be able to be found in both of those places as well as here on MMASucka. This is the fight card as it currently stands.
Khama Worthy (Pittsburgh Academy) vs. Joey Munoz (Final Round Fitness) for the 247 Fighting Championships lightweight championship
Christian Mahoney (The Mat Factory) vs. Derek Wisser
Chad Forlai (Octane MMA) vs. Tyler Dogoda (Campbell Martial Arts)
Jamie Hare (WNY MMA) vs. Adam Oatman (Octane MMA)
Michael Siegfried (Indio Dojo) vs. Kyle Beaver (WNY MMA)
MMASucka will be at the forefront of all Steeltown Throwdown media coverage in the coming weeks in anticipation of the event. Be on the look out for fight announcements, fighter interviews, and live coverage of the weigh ins and the event itself.