After the success of the 2019 Opera Cup tournament in New York City, league officials have confirmed the “Classic” will be back next year. The league is already actively making preliminary plans for the Opera Cup, which will likely take place late in 2020. More details are expected in the months ahead as the prestigious cup has cemented its return to the sport.

MLW today announced newly-minted free agent Killer Kross will compete at MLW: FIGHTLAND at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 1. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

A force in every promotion he’s competed in, the 6’4″ fighter has been a regular threat in AAA Lucha Libre and other promotions for the past several years. Now, a free agent, the Las Vegas native is looking for a fight… and he will get one February 1 when he competes in MLW at FIGHTLAND. League officials are negotiating his opponent for the big Philadelphia card.

Hungry to represent MLW, several top-ranked MLW wrestlers are actively pursuing a match against the dangerous underground combat fighter. Who will Killer Kross clash with at FIGHTLAND? Stay tuned.

MLW also today announced World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu vs. CIMA for the World Heavyweight Championship at MLW: FIGHTLAND at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 1.

CONTRA Unit recently raided an MLW/#STRONGHEARTS press conference resulting in bedlam and triggering a bitter war between Oriental Wrestling Entertainment’s #STRONGHEARTS and the global dealers in violence. “Being the World Heavyweight Champion means defending the top-ranked wrestlers from all around the world and CIMA is one of those athletes,” Court Bauer, MLW CEO said today.

Ushering in a championship campaign of violence, Jacob Fatu has vanquished all challengers to his World Heavyweight Championship since winning the title July 6, 2019; in Chicago. This title bout marks Fatu’s 4th title defence and presents a unique challenge with CIMA’s experience, technical skills and aerial attacks.

Thrilling fans from Japan to China and now in America, the #STRONGHEARTS movement has taken the world by storm. CIMA’s extraordinary group of wrestlers are a brilliant collection of talented grapplers that know no boundaries, crisscrossing promotions all over the world. Graduating from the first class of Ultimo Dragon’s Toryumon Dojo, CIMA has become one of the biggest stars in Japan. An elite grappler and trainer, CIMA is leading the charge for the Chinese-based upstart promotion Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (OWE). Will CIMA be the first Japanese wrestler to win the MLW World Heavyweight Championship since Satoshi Kojima in 2002?

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