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247 FC hosts two October events with Goss vs. Taylor, Worthy vs. Rohler

247 Fighting Championships (247 FC) is gearing up for a pair of events in October, as the promotion will host Brawl in the Burgh 13 on Oct. 1 and Brawl in the Burgh 14 on Oct. 22.

First up is BiTB 13, which takes place at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville just east of Pittsburgh. The main event features featherweight champion Ethan Goss defending his title for the first time against Ohioan Tobiaus Taylor.

Goss is known as a rugged fighter, and the Gorilla House Gym product is a longtime Pittsburgh staple. He comes in on a three-fight winning streak, including a decision win over Kevin Barberena at BiTB 11 in April to claim the featherweight title. He’s 8-6 overall.

Rising Dragon MMA’s Taylor comes in with a pair of victories already under his belt in 2022, including a TKO over Charlie Stanford at B2FS 159 in April. He’s 5-4 overall.

A 140-pound catchweight bout is also set for the event, with Pittsburgh’s Justin Patton taking on Wisconsin’s Rico Tally. Patton (2-2) looks to win two fights in a row for the first time in his pro career, as the Academy Pittsburgh product comes in off of a TKO win over Niyaz Ahmed at BiTB 12 in July. Tally (3-1) is a Roufusport product who has won three fights in a row after losing his pro debut. Most recently he earned a submission win at Anthony Pettis FC 2 in August.

Just three weeks later, 247 FC will head south of Pittsburgh, as BiTB 14 takes place at the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows in Washington, PA.

The main event pits two of the top fighters in the region, as The Academy owner Khama Worthy takes on Josh Rohler in a lightweight bout. Worthy is one of the biggest names in Pittsburgh MMA, and he is 4-0 under the 247 FC banner with three knockouts. The five-fight UFC veteran has stayed active after his release from the promotion, with three fights already under his belt in 2022. After wins over Jeremiah Scott and Kaheem Murray, he came up short against top prospect Trevor Peek at Aries Fight Series in August. Worthy is 18-10 overall.

Rohler trains at Strong Style and True Art Jiu-Jitsu in Northeast Ohio, and he comes in with wins in two of his last three bouts. Both of those wins were over high-profile opponents, including Contender Series veteran Lance Lawrence in his home state of Kentucky and UFC veteran Jordan Griffin in his home state of Wisconsin. He now looks for yet another victory over a hometown favorite in this bout. Rohler is 7-5 overall.

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