Nick Cannon Tapped to Emcee Triad Combat on Saturday November 27
Key Talent Added to the Live Event from Globe Life Field and Worldwide FITE PPV featuring a Full Concert from Metallica
Arlington, TX (November 24, 2021)--Triller Fight Club have announced the addition of Nick Cannon, beloved comedian, rapper, actor and television host of the red-hot Masked Singer TV series. Fans know his work from America's Got Talent, the Nick Cannon Show and his popular Wild ‘N Out series. Mr. Cannon will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the inaugural TRIAD COMBAT show, held live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas this Saturday, November 27th as well as global streaming via FITE pay-per-view. PPV pricing is set at $19.99 with a newly added option of getting the event as part of the $2.99 TrillerVerz monthly subscription.
TRIAD COMBAT 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'. "Nick Cannon moves effortlessly from movies, to the comedy stage and to hosting television shows. I have wanted to work with him ever since I saw him hosting "America's Got Talent", stated Mr. Lythgoe. "At this time, presenting "The Masked Singer", Nick is proving to be the best host on television. I am thrilled he is now the host of TRIAD COMBAT."
Advance tickets for the Dallas-area event are priced at $300, $200, $125, $85 and $50 can be purchased at TrillerFightClub.com and Ticketmaster. Globe Life Field is located at 734 Stadium Drive, Arlington, TX 76011. The event will also include a Full Concert by international music icons, Metallica. Currently marking four decades of playing for millions of fiercely loyal fans the world over, Metallica is known internationally as the best live hard rock / heavy metal band.
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.
Also announced today, the addition of a new Triad Combat fighting commentator and former UFC Hall of Famer, Bas Rutten, who'll handle duties alongside Triller Fight Club favorites, Sean Wheelock, Ray Flores, Spanish language commentator, Ernesto Amador, and beloved ring announcer, Michael Buffer. Joining this talented broadcast team are music and pop culture icons, Fat Joe, Eric B. and Crimefaces, to add their special commentary perspectives.
Legendary Team Captains are now set for Triad Combat, as each group of Boxing and MMA Fighters will take part in combat team scoring in this event:
- Knockouts will be awarded five points
- A decision victory will be awarded three points
- A draw will earn each team one point
- The winning team members will each be awarded a bonus
The Boxing Team will be headed by former Two-Time Boxing Heavyweight World Champion Shannon ‘Let's GO Champ' Briggs. Team Captain for the MMA Team will be former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton ‘Rampage' Jackson.
Among Briggs' outstanding victories throughout the course of his career was his world championship defeat of Siarhei Liakhovich in the 2006 ‘Fight of the Year' and his win over Boxing Legend and Hall of Famer George Foreman in 1997. His legacy as one of the division's hardest punchers was continuously showcased as he was celebrated internationally for his 53 show-stopping knockouts amongst his 60 career victories.
Jackson had an illustrious career with the UFC, defeating Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva and Dan Henderson among many others while becoming one of their most popular superstars. He also won the Bellator Season 10 Light Heavyweight Tournament cementing his legend as one of the most exciting fighters in MMA history.
Headlining Triad Combat is a nine-round heavyweight battle between Two-Time UFC Heavyweight World Champion Frank Mir of Las Vegas, NV and Two-Time Heavyweight Boxing World Title Challenger Kubrat ‘The Cobra' Pulev of Sofia, Bulgaria. Mir holds the records for the most finishes in UFC history (13) and most wins by submission in the UFC heavyweight division (8). Sporting a record of 28-2 with fourteen knockouts, Pulev's only losses throughout his distinguished career have come in world title bouts to Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua.
Co-featured, former UFC Superstar Matt Mitrione of Milwaukee, WI will clash with Alexander ‘The Great' Flores over seven rounds in the heavyweight division. In addition to having a very successful run with the UFC and Bellator, Mitrione also played in the NFL for the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. The heavy-handed Flores of Rowland Heights, CA owns a record of 18-3-1 with sixteen knockouts as a professional boxer.
Fighting over seven scheduled rounds in the middleweight weight division, former UFC attraction ‘Platinum' Mike Perry of Orlando, FL hits the triangular ring against former battle-tested boxing veteran Michael Seals. Fighting in the UFC since 2016, Perry holds victories over Mickey Gall, Alex Olivera, Paul Felder, Jake Ellenberger and Alex Reyes. He holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which helped him to an overall MMA record of 14-8 with 11 knockouts. Sporting a boxing record of 25-3-0 with 19 knockouts, Seals has faced numerous world class fighters including Eleider Alvarez and Edwin Rodriguez.
Competing in the welterweight division, Bellator MMA veteran Derek ‘The Stallion' Campos, (20-11 in MMA) of Lubbock, TX will battle cross-state rival Brian Vera of Austin, TX over seven scheduled rounds. Vera has compiled a record of 28-17-0 (18KOs), over his 17-years as a professional including notable wins over world champions Andy Lee, Sergio Mora (twice) and Serhiy Dzinziruk in addition to a controversially scored decision loss to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
In the middleweight division, Russia MMA Fighter Albert Tumenov (22-4 in MMA), faces off against professional boxer Scott ‘Cujo' Sigmon, (35-15-1, 18 KOs), in a scheduled seven rounder. Tumenov has won five fights in a row defeating top warriors from Russia and Kazakhstan. Sigmon has faced numerous world champions and world rated contenders including Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr, Kelly Pavlik, Luis Arias and Matvey Korobov.
Fighting in the featherweight division over five rounds, Jacob ‘Gerber Baby' Thrall of Topeka, KS clashes with Henry ‘The Hitman' Gigliotti of Haverhill, MA. Thrall holds a record of 6-5-1 with two knockouts in MMA while Gigliotti heads into battle with a ledger of 8-3 with three knockouts.
The Triad Combat event will be carried in North America across all traditional PPV platforms, led by iNDEMAND including cable, satellite, telco, for the $19.95 pay per view price, and globally via streaming as listed below.****The full Metallica concert after the main fighting event will be shown exclusively on FITE.tv and TrillerFightclub.com per the below****
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**HOW TO WATCH THE NOVEMBER 27 – TRIAD COMBAT EVENT with FULL CONCERT**
Worldwide Streaming: FITE.TV and all FITE mobile, Smart TV, IPTV, game controller and OTT apps as well as the event microsite hub: TrillerFightClub
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About Globe Life Field:Since its opening in the spring of 2020, Globe Life Field has rapidly earned a reputation as one of the top sports and entertainment venues in the United States. A public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field is not only the home of the team but also a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue that includes capabilities for hosting numerous local, regional, and national events. It is highlighted by a 5.5-acre one-piece retractable roof that provides climate control, shelter for fans during the hot summer months, and year-round utilization. Groundbreaking for the facility took place on September 28, 2017, and construction was completed in just over 30 months. In its first 18 months of operation, Globe Life Field has hosted the 2020 Major League Baseball postseason, including the 116th World Series, the 2020 National Finals Rodeo, the Hella Mega Tour, the Lockheed Martin Commanders' Classic, and many other major events.
About REV Entertainment:REV Entertainment is a subsidiary of Rangers Baseball Express, LLC, and was founded in August 2021 as a result of the success of Rangers Events, which had served as the exclusive booking agent for all non-MLB game day events beginning in 2012, first at Globe Life Park in Arlington (now Choctaw Stadium) and since 2020 at Globe Life Field. Over the last 12 months, REV Entertainment has produced a number of major events, including the 2020 National Finals Rodeo, the Hella Mega Tour, Chris Stapleton in Concert, and the 2021 Lockheed Martin Commanders' Classic college football game. The company also includes REV Production Services, which was created in 2020 as the nation's first unaffiliated stadium flooring production company that specializes in the procurement, transportation, installation, and cleaning of stadium flooring and barricades.
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