Two unranked lightweights look to crack the numbers in one of the UFC’s toughest divisions when Luis Pena faces Khama Worthy at UFC on ESPN 12 this Saturday night in Las Vegas.
“Violent Bob Ross” is Pena’s outstanding nickname, and the 26-year-old is 8-2 and has never been stopped in an MMA fight. Winner of The Ultimate Fighter 27 over Richie Smullen, four of his five fights on the main roster have gone the distance where he has a 3-2 record. At 6’3 he has a huge reach advantage on basically anyone fighting at 155 lbs., with two KO/TKO’s and four submission wins in his career. He averages 3.32 strikes per minute as well as one takedown every 15 minutes.
Worthy is 15-6 in MMA, and “The Death Star” won his UFC debut against Devonte Smith last August, landing 21 strikes in his TKO win at 4:15 of the first round. It was his sixth-straight MMA victory and his 11th stoppage, though he has never lost via the judges having been knocked out five times and submitting once. Fighting out of The Academy Pittsburgh, the 5’11 Worthy will have to deal with the height and length of his opponent to find a win.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Luis Pena vs. Khama Worthy at UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27th:
Money line odds
Luis Pena Opened -265, now -265
Khama Worthy Opened +205, now +205
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