Triller: Vitor Belfort to Face Chad Dawson at Triad Combat in February

Vitor Belfort, Triller FC
Vitor Belfort walks out to the ring. Photo: Amanda Westcott/Triller Fight Club

A co-main event for the second Triad Combat card is being reported as UFC veteran Vitor Belfort is expected to face former boxing champion Chad Dawson in February.

On the heels of reports of their upcoming event, a co-headliner for the second Triad Combat card is being reported in Vitor Belfort being expected to take on former boxing champion Chad Dawson in February.  MMAJunkie was first to report the news.  No exact date for the event has been announced.

Belfort (26-14) is coming off a lopsided first round stoppage of heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield in a Triller exhibition boxing match back in September.  The fight was the first for “The Phenom” since being released from the UFC in 2018.  In his three stints with the promotion, Belfort won the light heavyweight championship in 2004 and challenged for titles in both 2011 and 2012.

Dawson (36-5) previously sowed the seeds of a bout against an MMA fighter earlier this month with a tweet that expressed exactly this kind of bout.  A former WBC, IBF, and IBO champion, “Bad” is known for his high profile bouts against Andre Ward, Jean Pascal, and Bernard Hopkins.  Though he did not officially retire, this is Dawson’s first bout since 2019.

Earlier on Monday, reports emerged that the second Triad Combat event would be headlined by former UFC champion Junior dos Santos against former boxing champion Kubrat Pulev.


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