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Triller announces Triad Combat event pitting MMA fighters vs. boxers; Mike Perry, Frank Mir among competitors, Metallica to perform

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Triller Fight Club has announced it’s next unique event that will feature professional MMA fighters and boxers matching up with the purpose of “leveling the playing field.”

The promotion revealed on Thursday that their first-ever Triad Combat event will take place Nov. 27 at Globe Lite Field — the home MLB’s Texas Rangers — in Arlington, Texas, and air on FITE. The suggested retail price for the PPV event will be $29.99.

In a press release, Triad Combat is described as 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 competitors will wear crossover gloves with the allowance of holding to try to find an even playing field between the two combat sports.

Former UFC fighter, and recent BKFC signee Mike Perry and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will be competing in bouts, the promotion announced, while the boxing side will feature former world title challenger Kubrat Pulev.

In addition to the bouts, Triller announced there will be a special concert featuring Metallica, and “other surprise guests.”

Advanced tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 5 and range from $50 to $300.

Triller Fight Club faced a slew of criticism from the combat sports community following their September event in Hollywood, Fla,, where former UFC champion Vitor Belfort defeated now 59-year-old former world champion boxer Evander Holyfield via first-round TKO.