Boxing or MMA?: Triad Combat Rules For Casuals

Published 11/27/2021, 5:12 AM EST

Triad Combat is Triller’s latest initiative to bring a revolution into the combat world. After bringing life to several intriguing ideas, the latest will be a hybrid form of fight. It will be the core theme of the maiden event of Triad Combat on November 27 in Texas.


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While MMA fighters generally suffer a setback in boxing scraps against pro-pugilists, Triad Combat is aimed at making those bouts 50-50 in equal favor of both the contenders. Heavyweight stars-Kubrat Pulev and Frank Mir will compete in the first main event.

However, it’s not just another Boxing-MMA crossover inside the squared circle. Triller has announced the official rules of the fight and it is quite spectacular. Sean Wheelock, the official rules-maker, detailed the process via a video from Triller’s YouTube handle. He explained the do’s and don’t of Triad Combat. Here’s a look at it.


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What are the entire rules of Triad Combat?

Triller has introduced a hybrid fight that will have joint rules of boxing and MMA. But it will be more inclined towards boxing, as the fight will only accept punches. Well, clinches will also be allowed and a variety of more shots have been given a green signal that will favor the MMA fighters in the triangular-shaped ring.

Firstly, both the contenders will only be allowed to use their hands. Now about the clinches- under hook, over hook and even Half-Thai plum will be allowed. As for the punches, orthodox boxing jabs, spinning back fists and standing hammer fists can be used. Hence, martial artists can actually look to craft their winning plans quite comfortably.

Interestingly, Triller will put special gloves on the fighters, that will allow them to grab and hold their opponents. Unlike boxing gloves, the new sets will offer much more than just power.

What are the Dont’s at the event?

While several factors will benefit MMA fighters, they also need to check on a lot. No knees will be allowed in the fight, and fighters under any situation shall not throw kicks or use their legs. Holding opponents in a choke is also not accepted.

Thus, most of the rules will be in favor of boxing. But the slight new changes can change the course of the fights at any given point. While foot stomps are also banned in the fight, a fighter can stand on his opponent’s feet while throwing a shot. Here’s a look at the full card.

Triad Combat- Full Fight Card

Kubrat Pulev vs Frank Mir (heavyweight, 9 rounds)

Alexander Flores vs Matt Mitrione (heavyweight, 7 rounds)

Michael Seals vs Mike Perry (middleweight, 7 rounds)


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Brian Vera vs Derek Campos (welterweight, 7 rounds)

Scott Sigmon vs Albert Tumenov (middleweight, 7 rounds)

Angelina Hoffschneider vs Alexa Culp (featherweight, 5 rounds)


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Harry Gigliotti vs Jacob Thrall (featherweight, 5 rounds)

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.