Tommy Espinosa will make the move from flyweight to bantamweight as he returns to King of the Cage on September 7. The Pure Mixed Martial Arts prospect from New Jersey will take meet another veteran of the KOTC cage in Jordan Morales, in the main event of KOTC: Capital Punishment.
Espinosa makes the leap to 135-pounds following uncertainty of the men’s 125-pound division within several top-tier promotions and a loss to Andre Barquero Morera at CFFC 72. Prior to blemish earlier this year, Espinosa was riding a six fight win streak that included a first round submission under the Bellator banner.
Morales looks to capture his first win since an April 2017 victory over Chris Piriz for PA Cage Fight. Morales dropped back-to-back contests against highly talented and respected opponents in Peter Petties and Tony Gravely.
In the night’s co-main event slot, Jake Kozorosky aims to bounce back from a 15-second knockout loss last year. It was Kozorosky’s first and only loss in both his amateur and professional careers. He will meet Josh Jackson who is riding a three-fight win streak with Shogun Fights in Maryland.
The “Capital Punishment” event takes place from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and can be viewed on MAVTV.
Current KOTC: Capital Punishment Fight Card:
Featured Event – Bantamweight (145 lbs.)
Jordan “F4J” Morales, Sunbury, PA. (Barbarian Combat Sports) vs. Tommy Espinosa, Newton, NJ (Pure MMA). Morales is the #2 ranked Bantamweight in the state of Pennsylvania, and Espinosa is ranked 3rd in the Flyweight Division in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Additional featured bout – Catchweight (162 lbs.)
Jake Kozorosky (York MMA) vs. Josh Jackson (Crazy 88)
Other scheduled bouts include:
Michael Serrano (717 Gracie) vs. Scott Dirkson (TCAMMA)
Travis Creamer (HKA) vs. Tyler Collins
Jon Tuxford Jr. (Hanover MMA) vs. David White (Bowerhouse MMA)
Jeff Glossner (Conquest BJJ) vs. TBD
Christian Carr (717 Gracie) vs. TBD
William Lewis (TCAMMA) vs. TBD
Dalton Adams (Fighting Dragons) vs. TBD
Joe Byers (Hanover MMA) vs. TBD
Sam Wahby (Deep Water BJJ) vs. Austin Denoncourt
Jillian Boyer (Bulldog MMA) vs. Samantha D’Angelo (WNYMMA)