Mustafa Ali

WWE has announced that 205 Live star Mustafa Ali will be making his return to the independents working for the EVOLVE promotion in November.

Ali will be wrestling Impact Wrestling star DJZ at EVOLVE 115 in Livonia, Michigan on November 9 and Darby Allin at EVOLVE 116 in Oak Lawn, Illinois at EVOLVE 116.

You can check out the official announcement below, including details on NXT star Kassius Ohno returning to EVOLVE later this year as well.

Mustafa Ali to face DJZ and Darby Allin at upcoming EVOLVE Wrestling events

Mustafa Ali may be The Heart of 205 Live, but that doesn’t mean the Superstar’s appetite for competition is limited to WWE’s Cruiserweight ranks.

Ali will face two of the independent scene’s most acclaimed grapplers at upcoming EVOLVE Wrestling events this November in Detroit and Chicago. has confirmed that Ali will battle DJZ at EVOLVE 115 in Livonia, Mich., on Friday, Nov. 9, and Darby Allin at EVOLVE 116 on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Not only is Ali set to compete at upcoming EVOLVE events, but NXT’s Kassius Ohno, a former EVOLVE Champion, will make his return to the promotion later this year at a pair of shows in New York. The Knockout Artist will be in action at EVOLVE 117 on Saturday, Dec. 15, in Queens, N.Y., and at EVOLVE 118 on Sunday, Dec. 16, in Deer Park, N.Y.

Ticket information for all four events is available now at

Additionally, Ohno — who recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary in sports-entertainment — will be a special guest trainer at a World Wrestling Network Seminar/Tryout on Sunday, Dec. 16, on Long Island. Click here for more information on WWN seminars, which have featured WWE Performance Center coaches Norman Smiley and Robbie Brookside as past guest trainers.