After a knockout kickboxing debut, Kahlil Pettiford crosses into MMA against Brandon Johnson at Fight For It XIII

Kahlil Pettiford wasted no time making a big impression in his kickboxing debut at Fight For It XII in December. Indeed, it took less than a round for Pettiford to send Garrett Rosenbaum to the mat, twice, scoring a resounding win via knockout.

As Pettiford crosses over into another debut, the weight of expectation hangs upon the talented striker. His opponent, Team ROC’s 0-1 Brandon “Sweet Tooth” Johnson, faces off against Pettiford with his team’s strong grappling and MMA pedigree, as well as the experience gained in his 2021 debut loss.

But with Pettiford holding a reach advantage, and proving his striking to be both precise and powerful, it’s easy to imagine the Elevate MMA prospect walking away with another outstanding debut performance. Don’t be surprised to see Pettiford add another win to his ledger.

Fight For It XIII goes down Saturday, April 9 at the Downtown Spartanburg Marriott in Spartanburg, SC. Purchase your tickets now at

Be sure to download the Fight For It app on on The App Store or Google Play to pick your fantasy winners at Fight For It XI. The pool is free to play and will award the top three scorers with their share of a $500 cash prize.