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“FILTHY” TOM LAWLOR TO FIGHT SIMON GOTCH IN A NO ROPES, NO HOLDS BARRED BOUT AT MLW’S MIAMI DECEMBER 13TH TV TAPING
MIAMI – Before it was an organized sport Mixed Martial Arts was known as No Holds Barred (NHB) fighting. Battling in underground environments with no ropes, no gloves, no rounds and with no rules, NHB was a savage and violent form of combat sports.
A violent betrayal now calls for it return.
Major League Wrestling today announced the first-ever no ropes, no holds barred fight in the history of the league. On Thursday night December 13th at Never Say Never“Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Simon Gotch No Ropes, No Holds Barred bout will take place at the Miami Scottish Rite Temple. Both December 13 & 14th cards are FUSION TV tapings for beIN SPORTS.
Buy tickets starting at $15 at http://www.MLWTickets.com. For just $20 fans can see both the December 13th (Never Say Never) and December 14th (Zero Hour) shows as part of the holiday combo ticket.
The first-ever No Ropes, No Holds Barred fight in MLW harkens back to the origins of MMA where fighters would fight in special challenges before large crowds in Brazil or stateside in underground locations. Similar to the original NHB fights, the only way to win this NHB bout is by KO or submission. There are no gloves, no rounds, no ropes and no rules.
The December 13th NHB bout was signed following the shocking betrayal of “Filthy” Tom Lawlor by his Team Filthy teammate Simon Gotch on last week’s FUSION seen nationwide on beIN SPORTS (watch).
Going into Lawlor’s Chicago Street Fight, Gotch had promised Lawlor he had made arrangements for something special if Gotch could defeat Sami Callihan. After the match, a triumphant Lawlor returned to the backstage area where he was greeted by Gotch. Gotch ushered Lawlor through the bowels of Cicero Stadium touting a big press conference. Upon shoving Tom into the “press room” it was revealed to be a trap as Promociones Dorado was waiting for him – all of them. Gotch quickly pulled the cameraman out of the room, slammed a reinforced solid steel door and deviously smiled as viewers heard Low Ki, LA Park, Ricky Martinez and Hijo de LA Park brutalize Lawlor.
Now both men are on a collision course on Thursday night December 13th in Miami. Who is truly the ultimate fighter? Can Gotch derail Lawlor’s pursuit of Low Ki’s World Championship before MLW SUPERFIGHT? Will Gotch prove he was the true master of Team Filthy? Or will Tom Lawlor deny Gotch and make him tapout or worse?
Find out live Friday night December 13th in Miami! Buy tickets at MLWTickets.com.
Signed thus far for MLW’s December double-shot debut in Miami:
NEVER SAY NEVER – December 13th:
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE FIGHT
Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix (c) vs. The Hart Foundation
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE IN MIAMI
PCO vs. LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)
NO ROPES, NO HOLDS BARRED FIGHT
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Simon Gotch
Rich Swann vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland
Rush vs. MJF (with Aria Blake)
ZERO HOUR – December 14th:
NO DQ WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT
Konnan vs. Low Ki (c)
4-WAY WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP LADDER MATCH
MJF (c) vs. Kotto Brazil vs. Jason Cade vs. ???
More matches and wrestlers will be announced in the coming weeks at MLW.com for both the December 13 & 14 Miami cards.
MLW’s holiday gift for South Florida!
For just $20 fans will be treated to a special holiday combo 2-night ticket where fans will be able to see both the December 13th (MLW: Never Say Never) and December 14th (MLW: Zero Hour) shows! This general admission ticket gives you a $10 savings!
Tickets start at $15 at MLWTickets.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office.
General Public Doors Open: 6 p.m. with a bell time of: 7 p.m.
MORE ABOUT THE MIAMI SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE:
Located just minutes from South Beach in downtown Miami, the Scottish Rite Temple is an atmospheric experience harkening back to the old Miami. Modernized for today’s needs, the 96-year old building’s architecture is astonishing. The Scottish Rite Temple is one of downtown Miami’s premiere venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows.
The venue is located at: 471 NW 3rd St, Miami, FL 33128
About Major League Wrestling
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment. The fastest growing wrestling league today, MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Friday nights 8pm ET / 5pm PT on beIN SPORTS (with replays at 11pm ET) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: Tony Schiavone, the Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, Mexico’s LA Park, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Tommy Dreamer, Salina de la Renta, Rush, Joey Ryan, Kotto Brazil, Shane “Swerve” Strickland, Barrington Hughes, Colonel Robert Parker and many more.
MLW is the parent company of the MLW Radio Network, the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day. MLW content has been distributed commercially in in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, India, Denmark and Bangladesh among other territories.
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No Rope, No Holds Barred Match Made For MLW's Miami Debut; Full Card