Khama Worthy's train keeps rolling with another upset at UFC on ESPN 12
LAS VEGAS – Khama Worthy beat Luis Pena with a third-round submission Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 12 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Worthy, who ran his winning streak to seven – five of which have been by stoppage.
Result: Khama Worthy def. Luis Pena via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 2:53
Updated records: Worthy (16-6 MMA, 2-0 UFC), Pena (8-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Key stat: Although Pena landed three takedowns, Worthy won the striking battle 66-40.
Worthy on the fight’s key moment
“He had my back, but never got anything solid. I figured he was just trying to contain me, like most people. I fought out of Pennsylvania and Ohio, where there’s some of the top wrestlers in the world and I’m a striker. So my entire career has been people trying to contain me—trying to keep me in one place and not let me hit them. I’ve built up a style for that.”
Worthy on putting lightweight division on notice
“I wanted to come out there and not just get another fast win. I wanted a hard fight. I wanted it to be even, or even be down two rounds, and then pull it off to show I’m official. It took me a minute to get here, but I’m a threat to any 155er in this weight class. I can go out there and handle anyone. I don’t have to punch you in the face. I can choke you out, as well.”
Worthy on what he wants next
“I definitely would like to fight (Ottman) Azaitar – he’s 12-0.”
To hear more from Worthy, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.