The second edition of Triad Combat is set to take place in late February, featuring Kubrat Pulev against Junior Dos Santos in the nine-round heavyweight main event. In the seven-round main co-event, Chad Dawson faces Vitor Belfort at cruiserweight. The exact date, location and ticket information are expected to be announced shortly. Fans can watch the event live on FITE TV.
The Triad Combat debut took place in November live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, with seven fights and a full concert by musical icons Metallica.
In Triad Combat I, Kubrat Pulev dominated and stopped Frank Mir at the end of the first stanza. Compiling a 28-2 record with fourteen knockouts in his eleven years as a professional, Pulev’s only losses came in the World Championship bouts against Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua.
Training with the American Top Team in Coconut Grove, Florida, Junior Dos Santos is preparing for his first fight in Triad Combat. His professional MMA record of 21-9 with 15 KOs includes three ‘Knockout of the Night’ (UFC), three ‘Fight of the Night’ (UFC), the longest winning streak in United Nations history. UFC heavyweight (0); and the second most knockout wins in heavyweight history (10).
Sporting a pro boxing record of 36-5 with 19 knockouts, Chad Dawson is a three-time former light heavyweight boxing world champion. He was a fan favorite from 2007-2012 with victories over world champions Bernard Hopkins, Glen Johnson (twice), Antonio Tarver (twice) and Tomasz Adamek.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (28-14, 18 KOs) returns to action after a first round knockout of boxing legend Evander Holyfield in September. He still holds numerous UFC records, including most knockouts in UFC history (12) and most early rounds in UFC history (13).
Triad Combat incorporates the rules of boxing and MMA. Fighters face off in a specially designed triangular ring over two-minute rounds wearing crossed gloves and with authorized attire.
More fights are expected to be announced shortly.
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