Triller is starting a new chapter in combat sports.
Last week, it was reported that Triller was hosting a new wave of events called ‘Triad Combat’. This new ruleset will have fighters competing in a triangular ring with two-minute rounds. It will also feature a new type of glove (which falls between MMA and boxing gloves). Clinching will be also be allowed.
The triangular ring will host a crucible where MMA fighters and boxers can fight on a level-playing field.
Triller’s debut of ‘Triad Combat’ will be on November 27th at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Several fights have been announced for the card, including some marquee names. Here is how the card is shaping up, per reporter Ariel Helwani.
- Frank Mir vs. Kubrat Pulev
- Matt Mitrione vs. Alexander Flores
- Mike Perry vs. Sakio Bika
- Derek Campos vs. Brian Vera
- Albert Tumenov vs. Scott Simon
- Steven Graham vs. Henry Gigliotti
Frank Mir vs. Kubrat Pulev— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 9, 2021
Matt Mitrione vs. Alexander Flores
Mike Perry vs. Sakio Bika
Derek Campos vs. Brian Vera
Albert Tumenov vs. Scott Simon
Steven Graham vs. Henry Gigliotti
All taking place on 11/27. Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX on Triller’s Triad Combat card.
MMA Meets Boxing
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir returns against former boxing title challenger Kubrat Pulev.
This isn’t Mir’s first appearance under the Triller banner. He last competed in a boxing match against Steve Cunningham on the same card as Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren. For Pulev, it will be his first fight since losing to Anthony Joshua in late 2020.
The two will seek redemption and a big paycheck inside the (triangular) ring in Arlington later this month.
Former UFC fighter Mike Perry makes his first post-UFC appearance at Triad Combat. ‘Platinum’ signed to BKFC last month, so it is a surprise to see him fighting in a different promotion such as Triller. He will take on pro boxer Sakio Bika (35-7).
MMA veterans Matt Mitrione, Derek Campos and Albert Tumenov will also appear on Triller’s upcoming event.
What are your thoughts on Triller’s ‘Triad Combat’?