Lightweight Khama Worthy, a.k.a. “The Deathstar,” finds himself in new territory at UFC Vegas 10 on Saturday.
Still relatively new to the UFC, Worthy features in the co-main event of the Fight Night card. Opposite him, the hard-hitting Ottman Azaitar of Germany.
In his last outing, Worthy (16-6) submitted the popular “Violent Bob Ross” — properly Luis Pena — in the third round. That, in turn, led to a boost in his own popularity. “My Instagram fam went up a little bit more, think I broke 10,000.”
Worthy and Ottman had been scheduled once before, and it’s a fight Worthy asked to get back. “Simply because we prepared for it for so long,” he explained during the UFC Vegas 10 media day this week. “I just wanted to finish it. I hate doing stuff and not really getting a result, whether I did good or I did bad.”
Worthy has been in search of the type of fight best exemplified by Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald. On paper at least, suggested Worthy, Azaitar can deliver that. “He’s at what, a 90% finish rate? He has 9 knockouts, 2 submissions, I have 9 knockouts, 3 submissions. We match up pretty well.”
“From what I see he comes to fight, and I think that’s a fun fight for fans, win or lose. I’m definitely looking to win, but win or lose, I think he’ll push me to the top,” he added.
As for what he intends to show on Saturday, it’s the “same sh*t I always show. A-class violence.”
UFC Vegas 10 takes place this Saturday, September 12 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card airs live on ESPN+ (TSN in Canada).