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Junior dos Santos to face Kubrat Pulev at next Triad Combat event

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will meet Bulgarian professional boxer, Kubrat Pulev. at the next Triad Combat event promoted by Triller Fight Club in early 2022, according to a report from TMZ and later confirmed by Damon Martin of MMA Fighting.

“Cigano” dos Santos exited the UFC earlier this year after losing his last four outings with the promotion.  The former champion’s last victory came in 2019 when he defeated two-time title challenger Derrick Lewis in the second round.

The 37-year-old Brazilian fighter recently signed with famed MMA promoter Ali Abdelaziz.

Pulev held the European heavyweight title twice between 2012 and 2016, and has challenged twice for the unified world heavyweight title in 2014 and 2020. He fought and defeated another former UFC heavyweight champion in Frank Mir in the first round at Triad Combat’s inaugural event just last month.

The exact date and location of the upcoming Triad Combat event have not yet been specified although it is expected to take place in early 2022.


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 withholding allowed is meant to offer boxing and MMA fighters an even battleground where neither opponent has a greater advantage.

Confirmed fights:

Junior dos Santos vs. Kubrat Pulev

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