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National Openweight title match added to MLW Super Series

Davey Richards will defend his title against Dragon Gate's SB KENTo.

A new title match has been made official for MLW Super Series.

It was announced on Tuesday that Davey Richards will defend his MLW National Openweight Championship against Dragon Gate's SB KENTo at Super Series on Sunday, September 18. The show, which is a television taping for MLW, is being held in Norcross, Georgia.

Richards became MLW National Openweight Champion by defeating Alex Kane at MLW's Battle Riot tapings this June.

Richards has twice defended the title outside of MLW recently, retaining against Rocky Romero at NJPW Music City Mayhem this July and against Thrillbilly Silas at NWA 74 last month.

"Representing DRAGONGATE and the infamous Z-Brats, SB KENTo is a former Open The Twin Gate Champion, a two-time Open The Brave Gate Champion and an Open The Triangle Gate Champion. All belts won in a mere 3 year window, made even more impressive given he debuted in 2019," MLW wrote.

"Aligned with Shun Skywalker, KENTo is a technical force, crushing skulls with his brainbuster, “SBK” is also known to end matches with his brilliant bridging straight jacket German suplex and sharpshooter."

Interpromotional matches are the theme of the Super Series event. The updated card for the show is listed below:

  • MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone defends against Bandido
  • MLW Middleweight Champion Myron Reed defends against Shun Skywalker
  • MLW National Openweight Champion Davey Richards defends against SB KENTo