Triller Delays Second ‘Triad Combat’ Event, Citing COVID-19 Spike

Triller’s second “Triad Combat” won’t take place later this month.

The promotion announced earlier this week that their February 26th event has been postponed indefinitely.

The event was set to happen at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Triller has reportedly informed talent that rising COVID-19 cases in the area was why the event was postponed, per reporter Ariel Helwani.

The “Triad Combat” event was set to be Triller’s second time hosting a unique combat sports ruleset. Fighting in a triangular boxing ring, boxers and MMA fighters competed under a ruleset that attempted to merge the combat sports.

The February event was scheduled to be headlined by former UFC fighter Junior dos Santos and boxer Kubrat Pulev. Lower on the card, MMA names like Vitor Belfort and Jimmie Rivera were also expected to appear.

Harris County, which includes the city of Houston, has seen a 26 percent increase in positive cases over the past 14 days.

The county saw a spike of cases in late December, surpassing 1,000 new cases a day for the first time in months. Cases in the county have decreased in recent weeks, although they have yet to dip back down to three-figure cases per day, per the New York Times.

Most events expected to take place soon at the Toyota Center have not been postponed.

UFC’s next pay-per-view event, UFC 271, is expected to take place at the venue on Saturday.

NBA’s Houston Rockets team has also continued to host games at the venue. Their schedule currently has three more home games set for February.

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