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MLW National Openweight title to be defended at NJPW Music City Mayhem

Clark Connors will challenge Davey Richards for the championship.

An MLW championship will be on the line at NJPW Music City Mayhem.

NJPW announced today that Clark Connors will challenge Davey Richards for the MLW National Openweight Championship at Music City Mayhem on Saturday, July 30. The pay-per-view is taking place in Nashville, Tennessee as part of Starrcast V.

Connors vs. Richards was confirmed for Music City Mayhem earlier this month, but Richards' MLW National Openweight title being at stake is a new development.

Richards won the National Openweight title from Alex Kane at June's MLW Battle Riot IV television tapings.

NJPW Music City Mayhem will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern time on July 30. The PPV will be available live via Fite TV.

Here's the updated Music City Mayhem card:

  • No DQ match: Jon Moxley vs. El Desperado
  • KUSHIDA vs. Alex Shelley
  • FTR & Alex Zayne vs. Aussie Open & TJP
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Blake Christian
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Champion Fred Rosser defends against Big Damo
  • MLW National Openweight Champion Davey Richards defends against Clark Connors
  • Shota Umino, Fred Yehi & Yuya Uemura vs. Ren Narita, Kevin Knight & The DKC