King of the Cage is set to return to The Meadows Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania on July 23, as KOTC: Destructive Intent marks the long-running organization’s second trip to the venue this year.
Multiple notable bouts are slated for the card, including a featherweight bout pitting Pittsburgh’s Francis Healy (6-3) against veteran Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett.
Healy represents The Mat Factory that has produced the likes of Chris Dempsey and Dominic Mazzotta, and he looks for his third straight win under the KOTC banner. Overall, “Mad Dog” has earned stoppages in five of his six wins, including four submissions.
Bennett, who is known for his in-cage antics and exciting fighting style, made a return to fighting last year after a three year hiatus. A veteran of PRIDE, the longtime KOTC mainstay is 3-2 since returning to action.
Also in action will be Pittsburgh native Khama Worthy (9-4), who takes on Anthony Retic (5-3) in a featherweight bout.
After losing two in a row via knockout, Worthy has returned to his winning ways and won two in a row. Most recently, he picked up the first submission win of his career with a second round rear naked choke over Adrian Vilaca earlier this month.
Alabama’s Retic makes his KOTC debut in this bout.
The main event features a battle for the KOTC bantamweight title, as California’s Juan Archuletta challenges the champion in Wisconsin’s Jordan Griffin. Griffin looks for his third straight title defense against Archuletta, who has lost just once in his career.
On the amateur side of the card, Khama’s little brother Chaka Worthy (3-0) looks to remain unbeaten in a bantamweight bout against Kentucky’s Brandon Campbell (4-0).
Juan Archuleta vs. Jordan Griffin – Bantamweight Title
Charles Bennett vs. Francis Healy
Anthony Retic vs. Khama Worthy
Kyle Nickle vs. Dann Cucuta
Jeremiah Nelson vs. Brandon Lux
Brandon Campbell vs. Chaka Worthy
Kyle Holt vs. Jeremy Sakuta
Jonathan Coffman vs. Zach Forrester
William Ferguson vs. Diantra Landry
Nathaniel Medice vs. Christopher Furr
Jessica Higman vs. Kristin Janese
Ben Suehr vs. Christian Monterrey
Charles Lamp vs. David White
Seth Pickens vs. Obed Alago
Levi Plaugher vs. Marcus Williamson
Mark T. Lewis vs. TBD
Fadi Shuman vs. TBD
Jon Tuxford vs. TBD
Cheyne Jenkins vs. TBD
Nate Jones vs. TBD
*subject to change