UFC Fight Night 196 Update: Jai Herbert, Khama Worthy to Clash on Oct. 23

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 4, 2021

A lightweight bout pitting Jai Herbert against Khama Worthy has been added to the UFC Fight Night 196 lineup.

MMA DNA was first to report the booking. UFC Fight Night 196 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Oct. 23 and is headlined by a middleweight tilt between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori.

A former Cage Warriors 155-pound champion, Herbert entered his promotional debut on a six-fight winning streak but has since been finished by Francisco Trinaldo and Renato Carneiro in his first two UFC appearances. The 33-year-old Renegade Jiu-Jitsu product is 10-3 as a professional with eight of those triumphs coming via KO or TKO.

Worthy, meanwhile, made a splash in his first promotional foray, as he stopped Devonte Smith in the opening stanza at UFC 241. “The Deathstar” then submitted Luis Pena in his sophomore outing at UFC on ESPN 12 but has since suffered consecutive knockout losses at the hands of Ottman Azaitar and Jamie Mullarkey.

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