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King Mo set for MLW Opera Cup TV tapings


"King Mo" Muhammed Lawal will be in action at MLW's Opera Cup television tapings.

MLW announced today that Lawal has "signed an open contract" for a match at the tapings. His opponent has yet to be revealed.

Lawal made his MLW debut at the promotion's Blood & Thunder tapings earlier this month. The night before that, Lawal had his mixed martial arts retirement fight against Andrew Kapel at Bellator 233. The American Top Team member was knocked out by Kapel in the first round.

Lawal had the MLW logo on his T-shirt and fight shorts at Bellator 233.

The Opera Cup tapings are taking place at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York on Thursday, December 5. Here's the updated card for the show:

  • Opera Cup tournament semifinals and finals
  • Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie) vs. CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch)
  • Opera Cup tournament first-round match: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Shinjiro Otani
  • Opera Cup tournament first-round match: Alexander Hammerstone vs. MJF
  • Opera Cup tournament first-round match: Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday
  • Opera Cup tournament first-round match: Brian Pillman Jr. vs. TJP
  • Prince of Darkness match: Mance Warner vs. Jimmy Havoc
  • King Mo in action