A woman walks past a memorial to those who died of the Astroworld Festival in front of NRG Park in Houston, Texas.
Americans were devastated by the tragic incident that occurred earlier this month during the Travis Scott Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas.
According to the New York Times, at least November 5, 2021, died 10 people with hundreds more injured after a “crowd poured onto the stage”. Around 50,000 fans attended the event, which was held at NRG Park.
It was the first of a two-day event, and the second day was canceled after the devastating incident.
According to Global News, “at least 50 lawsuits have been filed filed against producers Live Nation Entertainment Inc and Scott for deaths and injuries in connection with the concert ”.
On November 27, 2021, Triller is back with another martial arts and music event. And Triller’s Co-Founder and General Manager Ryan Kavanaugh is committed to making sure everyone goes home safely after “Triad Combat.”
The event pits fighters against each other using a hybrid boxing set of rules that allows punch attacks like that Turning back your fists includes. Elbows, kicks and knees are forbidden and the fighters compete in a triangular ring.
Triad Combat will also play the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. The event will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
In a statement sent to Heavy, Kavanaugh said Triller had made additional arrangements for Triad Combat and had hired former special forces to keep the event safe. The statement reads:
The venue, manufacturing and company have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure security is top notch. Since I was working directly with the Seals when I was doing Act Of Valor, I was in a unique position to take that extra step to keep the fans and performers safe, just as an emergency. We’re fortunate to have former Special Forces attending the event to ensure everyone can enjoy tonight with confidence.
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Triad Combat is billed as a new martial art where boxers and MMA fighters compete against each other. The idea of the Triad Combat rulebook is to balance the advantages between the two types of martial arts athletes.
The event is led by former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and 28-2 professional boxer Kubrat Pulev. It is the second time that Mir has boxed and the second time that he has participated in a trill event. He boxed former IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham during the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren undercard and lost by unanimous decision.
Two other ex-UFC stars are also on the menu. Matt Mitrione will face Alexander Flores and “Platinum” Mike Perry will face Michael Seals. These are both Mitrione and Perry’s first fights with Triller.
Mitrione last competed against Tyrell Fortune in Bellator in July 2021 and was submitted in the first round. Perry’s last game was in the UFC against Daniel Rodriguez in April 2021. He dropped a unanimous decision.