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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

Calvin Tankman vs. AKIRA! Feb 4 In Philly At MLW SuperFight


(PHILADELPHIA) — Major League Wrestling today announced Calvin Tankman vs. AKIRA at MLW SuperFight’23 on Saturday, February 4 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.


🎟 Tickets start at $15 at MLW2300.com and the 2300 Arena box office.


What happens when “The Death Fighter” AKIRA and “Heavyweight Hustle” Calvin Tankman collide in the cathedral of violence that is the 2300 Arena?


A division 1 recruited football player and MMA practitioner, Tankman is a decorated MLW grappler. Pressing the action with his strength, unexpected aerial attacks and rapid- striking and submissions, Tankman welcomes the challenge and complexities of what AKIRA brings to the squared circle.


AKIRA is a new breed of fighter.


Marrying Catch Wrestling and the Deathmatch fighting style, a seemingly unholy matrimony, AKIRA has brought together Inokiism and the crazy deathmatch stigmata of Jun Kasai. He calls this dangerous blend of fighting “CATCH x DEATH”.


On a blood-splattered journey of violence and education, AKIRA has traveled to every corner of combat sports, from the world of glass and barbed wire to battling in martial arts and catch-as-catch-can. Earning an underground rep for being a dangerous combatant with an unusual ability to endure pain and convert it into momentum to triumph in battle, AKIRA is 1000% fearless.


AKIRA’s goal is to become the best in the world, defy those that held him back, and showcase a new era of fighter with a new way. The AKIRA way.


Tipping the scales at 355 pounds, Tankman predicts the heavyweight hustle will steamroll over the AKIRA. Tankman wants the money, the championships, the respect… and will get it by any means. “The Death Fighter” AKIRA welcomes this challenge.


Find out LIVE Saturday night, February 4th at MLW SuperFight’23 in Philadelphia!


Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia's 2300 Arena on Saturday, February 4. Buy tickets at http://MLW2300.com.


CARD:

World Heavyweight Championship

Alex Hammerstone (Champion) vs. Jacob Fatu


Lio Rush vs. Davey Richards


DUMPSTER MATCH!

Real1 vs. Mance Warner vs. Microman vs. ?


John Hennigan vs. Willie Mack


NO ROPES CATCH WRESTLING MATCH!


Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Alex Kane (with Mr. Thomas)


DRAGONGATE Open the Twin Gate Championship Match

Big Boss Shimizu & Kzy The FBI


World Featherweight Championship

Taya Valkyrie (champion) vs. Delmi Exo


HARDCORE MATCH!


Rickey Shane Page vs. 1 Called Manders


World Middleweight Championship

Lince Dorado (champion) vs. Delirious


Calvin Tankman vs. AKIRA


The debut of B3CCA!


Some of the wrestlers and talent signed to compete and appear include:

  • Samoan SWAT Team

  • Sam Adonis

  • Billie Starkz

  • La Estrella

  • Plus MORE!

Buy tickets at MLW2300.com. Tickets start at $15. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.


DAY OF EVENT INFO

The schedule is as follows:


6:00 p.m.: Early entry for First Row Ticket Holders

6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)

7:30 p.m.: Showtime


MORE ABOUT THE VENUE

2300 Arena (previously named Viking Hall, ECW Arena, New Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena and The Arena) is a multipurpose indoor arena used primarily for professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and concert events.


About Major League Wrestling

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company, offering television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates live events in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Tijuana.


One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available in over 60 countries worldwide, including its new flagship series MLW Underground Wrestling on REELZ in the United States airing Tuesdays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT; and MLW Fusion on Pro Wrestling TV in the U.S. and Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom.


MLW events showcase diversity and the full spectrum of professional wrestling, with athletes representing countries around the world with fighting styles, including: technical, Japanese strong style, lucha libre, King’s Road brawling, MMA, catch wrestling, hybrid wrestling, submission grappling and other disciplines.


For more information visit MLW.com and follow MLW on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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