One of Mixed Martial Arts’ ascending lightweights, Lyle Beerbohm, will look to build on his perfect 15-0 record next month when he faces veteran competitor Pat Healy at Strikeforce Challengers 14. The event is scheduled for February 18 and will take place on the outskirts of Austin, Texas at the Cedar Park Center.
The match-up was originally reported by MMAFighting and has since been confirmed by Five Ounces of Pain with a source close to Beerbohm’s camp.
“Fancy Pants”, a nickname Beerbohm earned for the multicolored, Mom-made trunks he’s known for wearing in the ring, has a 3-0 record in Strikeforce including a wins over Duane Ludwig and Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro. He has won two fights, both by way of submission, since his appearance at “Strikeforce – Heavy Artillery” against Ribeiro last May.
In Healy he will face a man with more than forty professional scraps and past success in the ring against Ryan Ford, Tiki Ghosn, Paul Daley, and Carlos Condit. The 25-17 “Bam Bam” is 3-1 in his last four fights with a submission loss to Josh Thomson last June in his most recent outing.