Triller Sets Kubrat Pulev Against Former UFC Heavyweight Champ in a Massive Event

Published 11/10/2021, 1:49 AM EST
Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua in action against Kubrat Pulev Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


Triller announced the card for their upcoming Triad Combat event on November 27, headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir taking on Kubrat Pulev. The pair will face each other in a nine-round mixed rules bout. The event will take place at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

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The event features a Metallica concert and Triller and Co. also said. “The highly anticipated debut of TRIAD COMBAT on Saturday, November 27 is expected to shatter all existing Pay-Per-View records in a unique broadcast which will include special surprises throughout.”

Ryan Kavanaugh and Triller explained the rules of Triad Combat.

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“TRIAD COMBAT is a revolutionary, new combat team sport which incorporates boxing and MMA rules in an aggressive, fast-paced manner with the fighters competing in a specially designed triangular ring over two-minute rounds featuring professional boxers competing against professional mixed martial arts fighters.”

“The specific motto of leveling the playing field between the two sports utilizing crossover gloves and with holding allowed is meant to offer boxing and MMA fighters an even battleground where neither opponent has a greater advantage.” 

This is Triller’s first try at this new event, and only time will tell whether it will sell or not.

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The undercard for Kubrat Pulev vs Frank Mir announced

Triller announced the undercard for the Pulev vs Mir event, which will look to clash with Showtime’s event featuring Lopez vs Kambosos Jr.

Triller originally had rights to the lightweight match. However, after defaulting on their obligations several times, the rights were given to Matchroom Boxing.

Showtime set the date of November 27, much before Triller announced their event.

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The undercard of the event will include a seven-round co-main event featuring former Bellator and UFC fighter Matt Mitrione taking on boxer Alexander Flores. The entire theme of the night is an MMA vs Boxing event with level playing grounds for both fighters.

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Triller also set up UFC vet Mike Perry to fight Sakio Bika in a seven-round bout. Bika is a former WBC super-middleweight champion.

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Showtime also has a pretty stacked card for their November 27 event.

Will Triller upstage Showtime? Or will this be another flop?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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