Triller Hits Reset With Hybrid Event

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The Triller Fight Club has attempted in recent months to further expand its excursions into the sport of boxing by presenting several cards, ranging from events headlined by exhibitions between two former heavyweight stalwarts to those featuring celebrities in your main event of the evening.

Past Triller Fight Nights

About a year ago, Triller presented a card headlined by an eight-round heavyweight exhibition for the WBC Frontline Championship between former champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., a fight that ended in a draw.

This same card was co-headlined by YouTuber Jake Paul making his second boxing appearance in a cruiserweight bout against three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson, formerly of the New York Knicks, a fight won by Paul (second-round knockout.)

In the aftermath of the fight, UFC welterweight Colby Covington joked that it took several days for the employees at Staples Center a few days to scrape the former point guard off of the ring’s canvas.

This past spring, Jake Paul would return to Triller to fight former ONE Championship stalwart Ben Askren in Atlanta, winning by first-round knockout just one minute and 59 seconds into the eight-round fight.

The Train Keeps Rolling

Following the Paul vs. Askren card last spring, Triller’s boxing train rolled along with several more cards from the sweet science, including an event this past September headlined by former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort in an eight-round exhibition won by Belfort (first-round TKO.)

This card was notable, as well as controversial, as Triller offered an alternate commentary feed provided by former US President Donald Trump (and yes, we promise this is the only mention of him in this article.)

Nothing of note has come from Triller in recent weeks, that is, until last Thursday.

Triller Launches Triad Combat

On Nov. 4, Triller Fight Club made news for the first time in a couple of months with a major announcement.

Saturday, Nov. 27 will see Triller debut its new Triad Combat promotion during a live pay-per-view event on FITE.TV from Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington, TX, the home stadium of MLB’s Texas Rangers.

This pay-per-view will only cost $29.99 (USD) and preorders are already being accepted on FITE.TV as we speak.

Fights in Triad Combat will take place in two-minute rounds and be contested in a triangular ring.

Confirmed Fighters on Triad Combat’s First Card

Former UFC welterweight Mike Perry, who is currently contracted to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships, is currently slated to appear on the first Triad Combat event over the Thanksgiving weekend, along with Frank Mir and Kubrat Puliev.

It’s believed that Puliev will fight Belfort on Triad Combat on Nov. 27.

No opponents for Mir or Perry were revealed last Thursday.

Triad Combat Rules

Triad Combat is a boxing/ MMA hybrid sport with veteran combat sports commentator Sean Wheelock serving as its director of rules and regulations.

In a recent YouTube video concerning the rules of the promotion, Wheelock notes that punches that a viewer would normally see in a boxing or MMA match are the only legal strikes in Triad Combat.

Permitted Attacks in Triad Combat

The following blows are legal in Triad Combat fights:

  • Jabs
  • Crosses
  • Hooks
  • Uppercuts
  • Bolo Punches
  • Spinning Backfists
  • Standing Hammerfists
  • Superman Punches
  • Underhook and Overhook Clinches
  • Half Thai Plum
  • Waist Cinches

Moreover, competitors in Triad Combat fights are permitted to stand on their adversary’s foot while throwing punches during the match.

Prohibited Attacks in Triad Combat

The following blows/tactics are illegal in Triad Combat

  • Kicks of any kind
  • Submissions of any kind
  • Takedowns of any kind (no ground and pound shots)
  • Elbows
  • Foot Stomps
  • Knees (entry or clinch)
  • Headlocks with punches

Metallica as Triad Combat’s Musical Guest

As is tradition with Triller Fight Club events, a musical act will entertain Triad Combat’s debut.

2009 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica will be Triad Combat’s first musical guests on Nov. 27, a night where nothing else matters in combat sports aside from a PBC on the Showtime card.

However, due to the rampant criticism that Triller Fight Club events have received in recent times, notably the Belfort knockout of Holyfield earlier in the year, there’s a possibility that Triad Combat could be hardwired to self-destruct.

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Drew Zuhosky has been writing about MMA since the spring of 2018. A graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, Drew enjoys a good game and an even better fight. When he's not writing, you can find him playing video games and listening to music.