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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Khama Worthy submits Luis Peña at ‘UFC Vegas 4’ via guillotine choke

Luis Pena, Khama Worthy (©UFC)

Luis Peña, Khama Worthy (©UFC)

Khama “The Deathstar” Worthy, 33, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States proved his finishing skills at “UFC on ESPN 12,” also known as “UFC Vegas 4.” It marked the African-American mixed martial artist’s second victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 10 MMA matches, “UFC Vegas 4” took place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on June 27, 2020. In the fourth bout of the evening, Worthy fought Luis “Violent Bob Ross” Peña, 26, of Gilroy, California, USA in the lightweight division.

Mark Smith served as the referee. He put a stop to the lightweight contest after 2 minutes and 53 seconds in the third round when Worthy submitted Peña via guillotine choke.

“That’s a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania guillotine,” Worthy said after his “UFC Vegas 4” victory, which improved his professional MMA record to 16 wins and 6 losses. He is now riding a seven-bout winning streak.

On the other hand, Peña now has 8 wins and 3 losses. It was his third UFC loss.

 

Five countries were represented at “UFC Vegas 4” namely Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the U.S. In the co-main event of the evening, Mike “Platinum” Perry, 28, of Orlando, Florida, USA defeated Mickey Gall, 28, of Green Brook, New Jersey, USA via unanimous decision.

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 31, of Coconut Creek, Florida defeated Dan “The Hangman” Hooker, 30, of Auckland, New Zealand in the main event, which was named the Fight of the Night. The Performances of the Night winners were Kay Hansen, 20, of Fullerton, California, USA and Julian “Juicy J” Erosa, 30, of Yakima, Washington, USA, who submitted Jinh Yu Frey, 35, of Arlington, Texas, USA and Sean “The Sniper” Woodson, 28, of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, respectively.

 

Born on October 15, 1986, Worthy left Pittsburgh to pursue a career in modelling in New York City, New York, USA. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2012.

“UFC Vegas 4” marked Worthy’s second outing in the UFC. In his promotional debut at “UFC 241” at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on August 17, 2019, he knocked out Devonte “King Cage” Smith, 26, of Englewood, Colorado, USA via left hook.

Worthy stands 5’11. Here is his “UFC Vegas 4” post-fight interview:

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