Kubrat Pulev vs Junior Dos Santos and Chad Dawson vs Vitor Belfort
Los Angeles, CA (December 21, 2021)-Triller Fight Club has announced that Triad Combat II will take place at the End of February 2022 headlined by a nine-round epic heavyweight clash between Triad Combat I victor Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev of Sofia, Bulgaria and former UFC Heavyweight World Champion Junior Dos Santos of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The event, broadcast on TrillerFightClub.com and FITE will emanate from a venue and date to be announced shortly.
The announcement comes on the heels of the extraordinarily successful Triad Combat debut on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX which included seven outstanding Triad Combat fights and a full concert by musical icons Metallica.
Additionally, announced for Triad Combat II is a seven-round cruiserweight fight between former Light Heavyweight Boxing World Champion ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson of New Haven, CT and former UFC Light Heavyweight World Champion Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Triad Combat II will be produced by the award-winning Nigel Lythgoe, the Triller Fight Club visionary in addition to the producer and creative force behind ‘American Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. Exciting musical acts will also be announced in the coming days.
In keeping with the Triad Combat Team Concept, former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, Shannon ‘Let’s GO Champ’ Briggs (Boxing) and former UFC Light Heavyweight World Champion, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (MMA) will once again lead their charges.
Additional bouts along with ticket information also will be announced shortly.
At Triad Combat I, Kubrat Pulev dominated and stopped Frank Mir at the end of the opening stanza, validating his reputation as one of the toughest and strongest heavyweights in combat sports. Compiling a record of 28-2 with fourteen knockouts over his eleven years as a professional, Pulev’s only losses came in world championship fights to Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua.
Training out of the renowned American Top Team in Coconut Grove, FL, Junior Dos Santos is deep in preparations for his first fight in Triad Combat. His professional MMA record of 21-9 with 15 knockouts includes Three ‘Knockout of the Night’ (UFC), Three ‘Fight of the Night’ (UFC), the Longest Winning Streak in UFC Heavyweight Division History (nine), 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. The tall, powerful southpaw was a tremendous fan favorite from 2007 to 2012, known for his career-defining victories over world champions Bernard Hopkins, Glen Johnson (twice), Antonio Tarver (twice) and Tomasz Adamek.
Former UFC Heavyweight World Champion Vitor Belfort, (28-14, 18 KO’s), is returning to action following a first-round knockout of boxing legend Evander Holyfield on September 11, 2021. Belfort still holds numerous UFC including Most Knockouts in UFC History (12) and Most First Round Finishes in UFC History (13).
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.