Former UFC fighters such as Frank Mir, Matt Mitrione, and Mike Perry will compete in the boxing ring at Triller Triad Combat later this month.
Mir will make his return to the ring after falling in his boxing debut to Steve Cunningham on the Jake Paul/Ben Askren card earlier this year. Despite losing the fight, Mir surpassed expectations in many boxing fans’ eyes and sounded optimistic about continuing to develop his skills.
Mir briefly competed in Bellator after a long tenure in the UFC which included a reign as the UFC heavyweight champion. In his last MMA fight, he defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision at Bellator 231 before leaving the sport.
Former UFC fighters transitioning to boxing opened the door to Mir and others to continue to make a living off of their combat sports skillsets.
Perry became the most recent UFC fighter to make the switch from MMA to boxing after an up-and-down series of fights with the UFC. He was released by the promotion after losing four of his last five bouts, included a lopsided performance against Daniel Rodriguez. Perry will compete in his first boxing match in six years against Sakio Bika.
Frank Mir and Mike Perry Will Make Their Boxing Returns
Below are just a few of the names on the card, as highlighted by MMA journalist Ariel Helwani.
A former UFC heavyweight colleague of Mir’s, Matt Mitrione, will compete against Alexander Flores. The former Ultimate Fighter standout will be making his boxing debut after a long stint in Bellator.
The boxing event will precede the highly-anticipated Paul/Tommy Fury card and will take place on Nov. 27 in Arlington, TX. Mir, Perry, and Mitrione will have the opportunity to once again prove themselves on a big stage.
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