Khama Worthy to Make UFC Debut on Short Notice

Khama Worthy
Photo courtesy of Damon Burke / 247 Fighting Championships

The time has finally come for Khama Worthy. After calling for it for years now, Worthy finally got the call he has been waiting for. That call came from the UFC. “The Deathstar” Khama Worthy is set to make his UFC debut at UFC 241 this weekend.

Khama Worthy to the UFC

Worthy shared the article from on his Facebook page this afternoon.

The last 24 hours have been crazy, We stay ready so we don't have to get ready. We are ready to put on a show for everyone ??. #allhailtheacademy

Posted by Khama Worthy on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On the preliminary card of UFC 241, Khama Worthy will be making his UFC debut against his friend and former training partner, Devonte Smith. Like Worthy, Smith fought in the western Pennsylvania regional scene before making his way to the UFC. Following Worthy’s win at 247 Fighting Championships less than three weeks ago, Smith took to his Instagram to congratulate his friend on the big win. In that fight at Brawl in the Burgh, Worthy defeated Adam Ward via KO in the third round to retain his 247 FC lightweight title.

Smith announced the opponent change on his Instagram, where he shared a video and a picture of him and Worthy training together. In the caption, Smith wrote “I did say I would only fight a friend if we making that money money.”

247 FC owner and promoter Ryan Middleton has had nothing but good things to say about Worthy since he started his promotion. When he heard the news about Worthy, Middleton was excited for and proud of his lightweight champion.
“247 Fighting Championships could not be more happy for our lightweight champion, Khama Worthy, as he makes final preparations for his UFC debut this Saturday. Khama has been an exemplary champion for us and there is absolutely nobody more deserving of this shot than him. Khama has been working so hard for this, for many years, and to see him finally get this break is absolutely incredible. Get ready, UFC fans, Khama is coming!” Middleton said.
It is remarkable for Khama Worthy to take a fight on such short notice against an opponent of Smith’s caliber. But, with all the hard work he has put in over the years, Worthy was not going to pass up an opportunity so great. No matter the result of this fight, hopefully Worthy gets to stay in the UFC and show the fans and promotion why he deserves to be there in the first place.



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