Successfully in September, Vitor Belfort began collaborating with Triller, appearing in an exhibition boxing match in which he was better than Evander Holyfield. That way, he announced the continuation of his collaboration with this new player on the martial arts scene, so it should come as no surprise that Belfort arranged a match at their second Triad Combat event.
As a reminder, Triad Combat is a Triler project in which they try to confront boxers and MMA fighters with rules that should suit everyone equally. They have already organized the first event, where we followed the defeat of Frank Mir from Kubrat Pulev, but also the victories of some MMA fighters against boxers, and in fact, MMA won in the first duel.
As for the rules, we can describe them as boxing with small gloves and with a clinch allowed. The ring in which he performs is in the shape of a triangle. For the second event, the return of Kubrat Pulev has already been announced, who will face Junior Dos Santos, a former UFC champion who has long been considered the best boxer among MMA fighters, and now Belfort's fight has been announced.
The other former UFC champion on this program will fight former IBF and WBC welterweight world champion Chad Dawson. He is the man best known for his matches against Bernard Hopkins in 2011 and 2012.
Second match and IBF belt
At first, Dawson celebrated with a stoppage in the second round, but that outcome was annulled due to a bad decision of the referee.
In the second match, Dawson confirmed his quality and celebrated with a majority decision. That way he won the WBC title, which was taken away from him in the next match by Andre Ward. He was also a former IBF champion. He took it away from Antonio Tarver and lost it after two successful defenses in a match against Jean Pascal.
Dawson is 39 years old, and his last match was in 2019. He has recorded a total of 36 wins and five defeats in his career, and if he comes in the right form, he should definitely be the favorite in the match against Belfort.
It is not yet known when the second Trial Combat will take place, but Triller said it should be at the very beginning of next year. It is assumed that it is February, but nothing has been confirmed yet. We can expect a great fight that we will probably enjoy