MLW sent the following match announcement for immediate release:
PHILADELPHIA – Two of the middleweight division’s most exciting grapplers will square off in a high octane encounter next Saturday as both men eye a middleweight title shot on the horizon.
MLW today announced Rich Swann vs. Ace Austin for MLW: SUPERFIGHT at the 2300 Arena. The event is an MLW FUSION TV tapings for beIN SPORTS.
Fans can buy tickets starting at $15 at http://www.MLWgo.com.
We’ve seen some suspect conduct from Rich Swann the last month or two with some frowning on his behavior and decisions recently. Arguably right for doing so with Swann recently lashing out at fans during competition in Miami for MLW. Speculation online is that Swann is a changed man since receiving a concussion last summer during a match against the Hart Foundation.
A source in Swann’s camp has even gone as far as saying “[Swann] sees it different now. Dancing and smiling for fans for what? A concussion? Nah, he’s keeping it 100. All business in there now.”
Is Swann at a crossroads? Is the accomplished middleweight’s outlook on the sport and fans philosophically shifting? Will we see a new Rich Swann in Philadelphia – a city he has enjoyed immense success in since an early age in the sport? No one knows.
As Swann’s recent conduct continues to be questioned, his opponent, Ace Austin enters this highly anticipated middleweight bout looking to make a big splash of his own. A breakout performance in late 2018 against Myron Reed showed that this 22-year-old is one to watch. A win over Swann at MLW: SUPERFIGHT would send shockwaves through the 205 pound and under middleweight division.
An avid skateboarder, Ace Austin will look to use his background in Parkour to create a unique dynamic to this bout. With Austin vowing he won’t be denied in MLW, this is a critical match for the 190-pounder from Atlantic City.
Will it be Aces up or will Swann have a statement match as his vision for his career continues to evolve? Find out live in Philadelphia February 2nd at the 2300 Arena as MLW presents a live network special for beIN SPORTS (buy tickets).
Tickets to witness the event live in Philadelphia start at $15 at MLWgo.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office.
Buy General Admission tickets starting at $15 at MLWgo.com.
Signed thus far for MLW SUPERFIGHT in Philadelphia:
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT:
Low Ki (c) Jr. vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE FIGHT:
Pentagón Jr. & Rey Fénix (c) vs. The Hart Foundation
Aerostar vs. Rey Horus
MYSTERY TAG MATCH:
Tommy Dreamer & ??? vs. Brian Pillman Jr. & ???
Puma King vs. Gringo Loco
Rich Swann vs. Ace Austin
Ace Romero vs. Simon Gotch
“Haitian Sensation” Kotto Brazil vs. Ricky Martinez (presented by Salina de la Renta)
Konnan • Mance Warner • Myron Reed • MJF • DJZ and more!
More matches and wrestlers will be announced at MLW.com.
Tickets start at $15 at MLWgo.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.
General Public Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of 7:30 p.m.