Ring of Honor announced today that Josh Woods has signed a new agreement with the company. Woods first debuted with ROH in 2016, later winning the ROH Top Prospect Tournament in 2017.
“Josh Woods has officially signed a new contract with ROH!” Ring of Honor announced on Twitter. “Woods has more than held his own against the best wrestlers on the planet in ROH and has all the makings of a future champion. We are very proud to have Josh Woods on our roster!”
Woods is currently teaming with Silas Young (2G1T, or 2 Guys 1 Tag). His ROH biography describes him as “the most robust amateur record of any competitor in the history of the tournament. Woods was a four-time All-American and national champion wrestler at the University of Central Florida. He also has run fight camps for UFC stars Seth Petruzelli, Alex Nicholson, Mike Perry and “Filthy” Tom Lawlor.”
MLW today announced Low Ki vs. King Mo (cornered by Dan Lambert) for MLW: FIGHTLAND at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 1. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
In 2019 Low Ki KO’d 50% of his opponents in MLW. King Mo has KO’d 62% of his opponents throughout his championship career in MMA. What happens when King Mo collides with Low Ki? An explosive encounter is all but certain.
Dan Lambert, founder of American Top Team insists it is King Mo – the former Strikeforce and RIZIN Champion. Self-proclaimed MMA royalty, King Mo’s resume is impressive. Tied for most knockout wins in Bellator Light Heavyweight division history, Mo has explosive power matched by an exceptional grappling and submission game.
Across the ring stands the former World Heavyweight Champion. A dominant fighter throughout his tenure in MLW, Low Ki successfully defended the World Championship a record-setting 7 times. Since then, Low Ki has unleashed explosive fury with countless knockouts, often ending bouts in less than 3 minutes.
“Both guys have wanted this one since Mo made the jump from MMA to MLW,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “Who is the Knockout King of MLW? We’re going to find out at FIGHTLAND.” With both men proclaiming to be knockout artists, bragging rights are on the line. Who is the true Knockout King?
Signed thus far for MLW: FIGHTLAND:
- WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Jacob Fatu (c) vs. CIMA
- NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Alex Hammerstone vs. T-Hawk
- “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Killer Kross
- Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Erick Stevens
- WHO IS THE KING OF KNOCKOUTS: Low Ki vs. King Mo (cornered by Dan Lambert)
- FIRST TIME EVER: Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Jimmy Havoc (with Priscilla Kelly)
- Puma King & Gringo Loco vs. Injustice
- LA Park Returns
- Konnan and Lucha Libre AAA Luchadores in the house
Legendary NJPW star Minoru Suzuki will be appearing at Bloodsport III on April 2nd to take on Chris Dickinson. Josh Barnett took to Twitter to make the announcement, stating, “You want hard-hitting, bone-crushing action? We got that. Josh Barnett’s: Bloodsport III – @suzuki_D_minoru vs @DirtyDickinson”
Both Suzuki and Dickinson are veterans of Bloodsport. The former fought Barnett to a time limit draw at Bloodsport I, while Dickinson replaced Jon Moxley during Bloodsport II when the current IWGP United States Champion had an MRSA infection in his elbow. He ended up losing to Barnett.
The event, which has matches that feature hybrid MMA/pro-wrestling-style bouts, will have no ropes and the only way to win is by knockout or submission. It is being put on by Game Changer Wrestling and Barnett. Jeff Cobb and Davey Boy Smith Jr. are both signed for the event, and one of the first major bouts announced was Barnett vs. Moxley.
All pics courtesy of ROH, GCW and MLW