Lawlor invokes rematch clause; title match set for July 25 in NYC

Tom Lawlor is ready for round 2 with Jacob Fatu.

The former champ has invoked his rematch clause and will rumble in New York City on Thursday night July 25 with the newly minted World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu of CONTRA Unit. (buy tickets)

MLW today announced the World Heavyweight Championship Rematch: Jacob Fatu (c) vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor for MLW: Never Say Never ’19 at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City on July 25. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

Tickets start at $20 at http://www.MLWTickets.com.

Can anyone stop the mighty 300 pound Samoan backed by the shadowy group known as CONTRA Unit? Tom Lawlor believes he can and will at the Melrose Ballroom – the location where he hit it big with an enormous 2018 Battle Riot.

Undeterred, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor refuses to allow CONTRA Unit to hijack MLW and the World Championship. But can he decode the “Samoan Smashing Machine”?  Fatu has demolished all comers since debuting this spring in MLW.

With the league struggling with the consequences of the outsider Fatu as the new World Heavyweight Champion, the ramifications of the outcome of the championship rematch weigh heavily on Lawlor and the league.

Meanwhile, Jacob Fatu and CONTRA Unit have reportedly gone abroad. Where are the self-described global dealers in violence? No one knows for sure but with CONTRA supposedly having shadowy connections to the darkest corners of the world, it is only a matter of time before the trio release a statement.

The stakes are high for “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. Undefeated for over a year in MLW, the scrappy and resourceful fighter found himself suffering his first defeat in 15 months this past weekend. Now Lawlor looks to bring the fight to Fatu as the coveted championship weighs in the balance.

See this big World Championship bout LIVE in New York July 25 at the Melrose Ballroom as MLW presents an MLW Fusion TV taping (buy tickets). The card has a 7pm start time.