King of the Cage Announces Fight Card for SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia October 28 for “Locked In”

From King of the Cage:

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (October 3, 2017) – King of the Cage returns to Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 28, 2017 with a nationally broadcast event headlined by a World Title Fight featuring current Light Heavyweight Champion Jason Butcher defending his belt against Jesse Murray. The co-main event is an anticipated matchup in the Women’s Atomweight Division between Bi Nguyen vs. Lindsey “Damsel” VanZandt and the featured fight will be Chris Humes-Mitchell vs. Ryan Cafaro in a Bantamweight Division showdown.

Fight card includes:

Main Event – KOTC Light Heavyweight World Title 205 lbs.
Current Champion Jason Butcher (10-2), Huntington, WV. vs. Jesse “Hollywood” Murray (7-1), Toledo, OH. (Toledo Grapping Academy). Butcher in his last bout defended his belt with a first-round KO. Murray has won his last three fights including a first-round knockout in only 9 seconds over #1 ranked Chad Herrick.

Co-Main Event –  Women’s Atomweight 105 lbs.
Bi “Killher Bee” Nguyen, (3-1) Houston, TX. (Jackson-Wink) vs. Lindsey “Damsel” VanZandt (1-0), Wappingers Falls, NY. (Precision MMA). Nguyen is one of the top ranked fighters in the Atomweight division and one of the rising stars in MMA. VanZandt won her professional debut at Sugarhouse Casino in July with a second round KO.

Featured Event – Bantamweight 145 lbs.
Chris “No Brotherly Love” Humes-Mitchell (3-0), Philadelphia, PA. vs. Ryan Cafaro, (4-2), Cherry Hill, NJ. (TKO Fitness). Both local fighters are top ranked and have won all their bouts impressively.

Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs.
Eddie Alvarez, Allentown, PA. vs. Tom Espinosa, Oxford, NJ.

Flyweight 135 lbs.
Cody Heir, Philadelphia, PA. (Gracie Philly) vs. Scott Dirkson, Shippensburg, PA. (TCAMMA)

Lightweight 155 lbs.
Kaheem Murray, Upper Darby, PA. (Hands Up Studio) vs. Elijah Harris, Shippensburg, PA. (TCAMMA)

Lightweight 155 lbs.
Hakeif Phillips, Philadelphia, PA. (Fight Firm) vs. Josh Vann, Newark, DE. (Jack’s Gym)

Lightweight 155 lbs.
Kasim Ruffin, Norwalk, VA. (XCWT) vs. Zach Krulikowski, Williamstown, NJ. (South Jersey BJJ)

Flyweight 135 lbs.
Taylor Pierce, Newark, DE.  (Jack’s Gym) vs. Will Gunnett, Shippensburg, PA. (TCAMMA)

Welterweight 170 lbs.
Matt McWilliams, Upper Darby, PA. (Hands Up Studio) vs. Marc-Ari Lewis, Shippensburg, PA. (TCAMMA)

Lightweight 155 lbs.
Dalton Adams, Elizabethtown, PA. (Liskey Fighting Dragons) vs. Miguel Diaz, Philadelphia, PA. (Gracie Philly)

Lightweight 155 lbs.
Rob Astacio, Cherry Hill, NJ. (Apex TKO) vs. Chris Sperow, Shippensburg, PA. (TCAMMA)

Lightweight 155 lbs.
Al Pringle Philadelphia, PA. vs. Bilal Khan, Philadelphia, PA.

Flyweight 130 lbs.
Jeremiah Sullivan, Philadelphia, PA. (Fight Firm) vs. Angelo Thakur, Upper Darby, PA.

***Fight Card Subject to Change***

This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV. MAVTV is currently available on DIRECTV (channel 214), Verizon Fios (channel 810), Comcast, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Charter and hundreds of regional distributors.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. and fights start at 7:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. All Ages welcome. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 877-477-3715. All guests under the age of 21 must enter through the North Entrance (near the Parking Garage) and take the elevators to the 2nd floor to gain access to the event. Under no circumstances are guests under the age of 21 permitted on the casino floor.


Official Hashtag: #KOTCLockedIn