Triller Fight Club returns next month for its second Triad Combat event, and it will feature two former UFC champions.
Triad Combat II will take place on February 26, 2022, broadcast from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, according to a press release. The pay-per-view event is marked by a clash between former UFC Junior heavyweight champion dos Santos and Bulgarian professional boxer Kubrat Pulev.
The boxing-hybrid duel with Mark dos Santos’ first fight since his split with the UFC last year. “Cigano” (21-9 MMA) is known for his boxing style and he’ll need to make sure he’s sharp when he takes on Pulev.
Pulev (28-2 boxing) headlined the first Triad Combat event in November 2021. Pulev faced off against Frank Mir and he knocked out the former UFC heavyweight champion in the first round. The 40-year-old boxer is considered a great heavyweight talent, losing only to Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko as a professional inside the ring.
Dos Santos and Pulev are expected to fight for nine rounds in the triangular ring. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will also compete on the card as he takes on former light heavyweight boxing champion Chad Dawson in a seven-round cruiserweight bout.
Fans can also expect there to be another musical performance during the event. Triad Combat I has introduced Metallica, and the act for Triad Combat II has yet to be announced. The event will be available for purchase on FITE.tv and through TrillerFightClub.com.
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‘Rampage’ Jackson and Shannon Briggs to reprise their coaching roles
Triad Combat took place on the theme of the MMA fighter versus boxer, which will continue in its second installment. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and ex-heavyweight boxing champion Shannon Briggs were coaches for their respective sports at Triad Combat I, and they will fulfill that role again. for Triad Combat II.
As Triller explains in the press release: “Triad Combat is a revolutionary new team fighting sport that integrates the rules of boxing and MMA in an aggressive and swift manner, with fighters competing in a ring. specially designed triangular two-minute rounds featuring professionals. boxers competing with professional mixed martial arts fighters.
Additionally, Nick Cannon will host the event as he did for the first Triad Combat.
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Triad Combat II features UFC veterans and popular kickboxer
Four more fights will make up the Triad Combat II sub-map, which features appearances from popular kickboxer and mixed martial artist Joe Schilling, former UFC contestant Jimmie Rivera and former “The Ultimate Fighter” Sam Sicilia. .
Junior dos Santos vs. Kubrat Pulev
Vitor Belfort vs. Chad Dawson
Armin Mrkanovic vs. Joe Schilling
Samuel Teah vs. Jimmie Rivera
Dakota Linger vs. Sam Sicilia
Stéphanie Han vs. Claudia Zamora
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