Khama Worthy will face fellow lightweight Ottman Azaitar at the UFC’s event on Sept. 5. Both fighters took to social media to announce the fight.
Worthy will get what he preached for following his second consecutive octagon finish.
The fight card will take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Khama Worthy (16-6-0 MMA) has won his last seven fights, as well as perfect 2-0 start to his UFC career. “The Deathstar” took his promotional debut against a fellow friend, on less than a week’s notice, Worthy made his promotional debut and capitalised on of the biggest upsets of 2019 when he stopped Devonte Smith in the first round at UFC 241 in August 2019. The 31-year-old followed up with a third-round submission win in his showing against Luis Pena at June’s UFC on ESPN 12 event.
Ottman Azaitar (12-0-0 MMA) has won all 12 of his professional fights, involving a knockout win in his UFC debut. “Bulldozer,” a former Brave FC lightweight champion, came head to head against Teemu Packalen at UFC 242 this past September and fought a “Performance of the Night” victory, ensuing a first-round stoppage with an overhand right.
The UFC’s Sept. 5 event will be hosted with a heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai in the main event.