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Lio Rush vs. Jacob Fatu set for MLW Fightland

The first time ever match will take place in late-October in Philadelphia.
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Former MLW World Champion Jacob Fatu will take on former MLW Middleweight Champion Lio Rush in a clash of styles at this month's Fightland.

This will be the first time they have ever squared off in any match.

The TV taping will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, October 30th.

This will be Rush's first MLW action since the spring of 2021 when he wrestled four matches on Fusion as part of their closed taping era. His last appearance was in a Middleweight title loss to Myron Reed.

Fatu has competed on MLW's last two TV tapings, but the matches have yet to air anywhere. The company has yet to return to the air after taking a summer hiatus with a Monday PWInsider report claiming they are holding off on a return "pending the finalization of several new deals they are working on."

Rush announced last Thursday that he was cleared to return to the ring after being out of action since January when he suffered an injury at PWG's BOLA tournament. He has already been announced for this month's RevPro British J-Cup.

The match is the second announced for Fightland, joining Calvin Tankman vs. Willie Mack.