Timothy Thatcher Scraps With Kickboxer Turned Pro Wrestler Douglas James in Dallas debut on Sept. 7
What happens when arguably the best scientific pro wrestlers in the world faces a No Gi jiujitsu World Champion and undefeated kickboxer? Fight fans will find out in Dallas next Saturday night when Timothy Thatcher fights Douglas James.
MLW today announced Timothy Thatcher vs. Douglas James at MLW: War Chamber at the NYTEX Sports Centre in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area on September 7. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
A former No Gi jiujitsu World Champion trained by the founder of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, Eddie Bravo, Douglas James is one of the top prospects on the California pro wrestling circuit, recently signing with MLW.
With a total of 15 mixed martial arts fights between both amateur and professional, Douglas James mixes an array of strikes, grappling, high flying and submission wrestling to an ever-growing arsenal.
While experienced in the MMA cage and kickboxing ring, Douglas James will be in deep waters against an opponent with a world of experience. Literally.
A top ranked globetrotting grappler, Thatcher most recently honed his skills in the United Kingdom and Germany. This submission artist has one of the most effective armbars in the sport including a lethal cross armbar and Fujiwara armbar. Complimenting these joint crippling submissions Thatcher is often known to crumple opponents with his brilliant backdrop driver.
“Styles make fights,” said MLW CEO and founder Court Bauer. “This one could be explosive if they elect to stand… but what happens when a world class grappler goes to the mat with a World Champion No Gi BJJ guy?”
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2/3 FALLS WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH The Hart Foundation vs. The Dynasty (c)
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A tribute to Gary Hart
Timothy Thatcher vs. Douglas James
Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:
Salina de la Renta • LA Park • Mance Warner • Hijo de LA Park • Low Ki • Jimmy Havoc • Injustice’s Myron Reed, Jordan Oliver & Kotto Brazil • Gringo Loc • Zenshi • Air Wolf • Ace Austin • The Spirit Squad and more!
Matches and more wrestlers will be announced at MLW.com.
Tickets start at $10 at MLWtickets.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.
VIP ticket holders special access starting at 5:30 p.m.
General Public Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of: 7:00 p.m.
MORE ABOUT THE NYTEX SPORTS CENTRE:
The NYTEX Sports Centre is a 2,400 seat multi-purpose arena in North Richland Hills, Texas. The venue offers modern facilities, parking and easy accessibility. The NYTEX Sports Centre provides the highest quality service makes the venue a premier event destination.The venue is located at: 8851 Ice House Drive, North Richland Hills, TX 76180PARKING:
Adjacent paved lots provide ample parking.
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Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.The fastest growing wrestling league today, MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Saturday nights 9pm ET / 6pm PT on beIN SPORTS in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Wrestling fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can watch FUSION on FreeSports Tuesday nights at 10pm. In Israel, FUSION airs at 6:10pm on Ego Total.MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: The Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Ross & Marshall Von Erich, Low Ki, LA Park, Salina de la Renta, CONTA Unit, Alex Hammerstone, MJF, Mance Warner, Richard Holliday and many more.MLW is the parent company of the MLW Radio Network, the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day.