Triller Fight Club promoted a hybrid-rules show that featured team MMA versus team boxing. In a framework designed to act as a competitive middle ground between the fight disciplines.
Triller’s latest offering featured a myriad of punching opportunities and active clinch positions.
Triad Combat went down on Saturday, November 27th from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Triller Fight Club event was also broadcasted live on FITE TV pay-per-view with an accompanying Metallica concert.
In the latest installment in this series, here are my major takeaways from Triller’s Triad Combat.
Albert Tumenov’s Masterclass
Tumenov was piecing up Scott Sigmon who has over fifty professional boxing bouts with nearly forty victories.
Sigmon has tested skills with names like Roy Jones Jr, J’Leon Love, Caleb Truax, and Kelly Pavlik in the sweet science.
This was a fight that took place at range for the vast majority of the contest. Albert Tumenov outboxed the boxer with consistent movement, defensive savvy, and brutally effective offense he was able to sustain throughout.
After a while, Sigmon was doing just enough on a level of veteran defensive responsibility to not get finished and go the full distance. Whereby Tumenov won via unanimous decision and clean sweeping across all seven rounds.
While he seemed more intrigued by making his ninth foray in the UFC’s octagon next, I think a future for Tumenov can be found in Triad Combat or perhaps even in Queensberry Rules endeavors too.
The Derek Campos vs Brian Vera War
Derek Campos’ MMA base shone through in the second stanza by landing a shot to a grounded opponent that caused a point deduction.
This contest certainly made a case for the fight of the night as Derek Campos and Brian Vera left it all out there.
Vera ate the canvas early on but showed a dogged determination in coming back and having his own moments later on in the bout.
Campos was winning noticeably on a broader fight judging level though and garnered the well-earned majority decision win.
The Bellator MMA vet showed a strong base and sense of balance all throughout, had good movement, and was landing well on a lot of meaningful strikes.
Mike Perry Beats Michael Seals in FOTN Contender
The polarizing and enigmatic Platinum Mike Perry got back into the win column. Albeit in a different combative discipline.
Perry’s opponent Michael Seals has put together a 25-3 boxing record with 19 stoppage wins and is a former WBC United States cruiserweight champion.
These two tore up the triangle ring with Seals having his best moments in boxing range. While Perry’s bread and butter were in the clinching exchanges.
Despite getting dropped a bit over halfway through the contest, Perry would rally back with a lot of busy close-quarters work.
This volume punching and controlling in the clinch approach lead to a split decision verdict for Perry who has lit a bit more of a fire to his career after back-to-back UFC losses lead to his contract not being renewed.
What was your major takeaway from Triller’s inaugural Triad Combat event?
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