Triller announces Triad Combat 2 fight card filled with MMA notables
Triller’s Triad Fight series go back to Texas for its 2nd occasion.
Triad Fight 2 will happen in Houston on Feb. 26 at the Toyota Center including battles and a rock show. The very first occasion happened on Nov. 27, 2021, in Arlington, Texas, and included a centerpiece battle in between Frank Mir and Kubrat Pulev, along with efficiencies by Metallica.
The musical act for this occasion is yet to be revealed, nevertheless, Triller has actually reserved 5 battles under the Triad Fight ruleset.
Quinton Jackson and Shannon Briggs will when again work as coaches for the groups of mixed martial arts fighters and fighters, while Nick Cannon will likewise return as host of the night’s celebrations.
Have a look at the formally revealed bouts listed below.
Centerpiece: Junior dos Santos vs. Kubrat Pulev – heavyweight
Mar 9, 2019; Wichita, KS, U.S.A.; Junior Dos Santos (blue gloves) beats Derrick Lewis (red gloves) throughout UFC Battle Night at InTrust Arena. Obligatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports Images
Previous UFC heavyweight champ [autotag]Junior dos Santos[/autotag] will attempt his hand at Triad Fight for the very first time in the last bout of this occasion. Dos Santos has actually not contended because December 2020, however has actually remained hectic in other endeavors such as contending in expert fumbling matches with AEW.
[autotag]Kubrat Pulev[/autotag] go back to Triad Fight for his second-straight centerpiece slot, on the heels of taping a standing TKO surface of previous UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir in November. With a record of 28-2 with 14 knockouts as an expert fighter, Pulev loads a great deal of power in his punches.
Undercard bout: Vitor Belfort vs. Chad Dawson – cruiserweight
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 11: Vitor Belfort responds after beating Evander Holyfield throughout the preliminary of the battle throughout Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort provided by Triller at Seminole Acid Rock Hotel & Gambling Establishment on September 11, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Picture by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775699990 ORIG FILE ID: 1339757212
While [autotag]Vitor Belfort[/autotag]’s finest days as an MMA fighter might lag him, the previous UFC champ has actually transitioned to various battle disciplines. In September, Belfort beat the famous Evander Holyfield in the preliminary, after his initial challenger, Oscar De la Hoya, needed to withdraw after checking favorable for COVID-19. He will now complete under a various ruleset in Triad Fight for the very first time.
Chad Dawson holds an expert boxing record of 36-5 with 19 knockout wins. The previous boxing champ holds wins over Bernard Hopkins, Antonio Tarver, Andre Ward, and other significant pugilists.
Undercard bout: Joe Schilling vs. Armin Mrkanovic – light heavyweight
[autotag]Joe Schilling[/autotag] (4-6 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS) is no complete stranger to blending battling disciplines. The Bellator mixed martial arts veteran likewise contended on the promo’s kickboxing cards. Maybe his very first significant kickboxing accomplishment was winning a four-man competition under Magnificence in 2013.
Armin Mrkanovic is a 10-3 expert fighter with 5 knockouts to his credit. He makes his go back to action after last contending in 2019 versus Wilmer Mejia.
Undercard bout: Jimmie Rivera vs. Samuel Teah – featherweight
[autotag]Jimmie Rivera[/autotag] (23-5) was a top-ranked bantamweight competitor throughout his 11-fight UFC run with a variety of primary card looks and one centerpiece bout versus Marlon Moraes in 2018. His launching in Triad Fight will be his very first bout because a difficult consentaneous choice loss to Pedro Munhoz at UFC Battle Night 186.
USBA junior welterweight champ [autotag]Samuel Teah[/autotag] holds a boxing record of 18-4-1, that includes 8 knockouts.
Undercard bout: Sam Sicilia vs. Dakota Stick around
[autotag]Sam Sicilia[/autotag] (17-11 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS) is a UFC and Bellator veteran who will enter the triangle-shaped ring for the very first time after getting a 3rd round TKO win over Talon Hoffman at Conquest of the Cage in August.
[autotag]Dakota Remain[/autotag] owns an expert boxing record of 12-5-3, and will be dealing with Sicilia after a draw versus Mathew Gonzalez in October.
Undercard bout: Claudia Zamora vs. Stephanie Han – bantamweight
[autotag]Claudia Zamora[/autotag] (3-2 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS) will make her Triad Fight launching following a short-notice look versus Marina Mokhnatkina at 2021 PFL Playoffs 2.
[autotag]Stephanie Han[/autotag] will likewise make her Triad Fight launching on the heels of her very first expert boxing bout, an effective consentaneous choice win over Isabel Garcia.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.