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Triller postpones June 11 Triad Combat event

UPDATE: Triller have confirmed that their June 11 Triad Combat event has been postponed.

Michael Buffer announces a Triad winner in happier triangle days
Michael Buffer announces a Triad winner in happier triangle days
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UPDATE (6/1/22, 11:00 a.m.): Representatives from Triller confirm that the June 11th Triad Combat event is being postponed and will be rescheduled, with all previously sold tickets honored on the new date.

The amended story follows.

Triller is supposed to have a Triad Combat show in Costa Mesa, Calif., 11 days from now.

But, you can’t buy tickets. If you try, you get a message that tells you: “Tickets for this event are not on sale.”

Englebrecht Promotions and Events have also removed the show from their events calendar. If you’d like to buy tickets to their June 2nd show, some are still available, and they want you to give them a call. And if you want to buy tickets to their August show, there are still options in the grandstands, but reserved seats are almost gone.

You can’t buy a ticket to see Triad Combat, though. And nobody at Englebrecht responded to a message Bad Left Hook left at their listed contact number, and did not answer follow-up calls.

Bad Left Hook also attempted to get an update from representatives of two different fighters previously announced for the event. One agency stopped responding to messages after hearing what we wanted to discuss. The second agency, which also lists dozens of active NFL football players and several big name MMA fighters on their website, also did not respond to phone calls, because the office number listed on their website is currently out of service.

One person willing to talk about Triad Combat with Bad Left Hook today was an employee of the 32nd District Agricultural Association special-purpose district in the Division of Fairs and Expositions of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. That’s the organization that runs the OC Fair & Event Center, announced home of the June 11th Triller Triad Combat event.

They confirmed that nobody has told them to remove the event from their calendar yet, but they can’t sell you any tickets directly.

Triad Combat fans will recall that the last scheduled event was set to happen in Houston on February 26th of this year. That event was cancelled, with the official announcement coming just three weeks before fight night. The stated reason was concern over a high number of COVID cases, even though COVID cases in the week preceding the cancellation were almost two-thirds lower than what Houston and Harris County experienced during the week leading up to the announcement of the event.

Whatever the reasons behind tickets for the June 11th Triad Combat show being unavailable, Triller enthusiasts can perhaps turn their attention to an announced June 25th boxing show instead. That one features Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller returning to the ring after four years away from the sport to face Onoriode Ehwarieme.

That fight is three and a half weeks away. It’s said to be happening in Las Vegas. No specified venue, you can’t buy tickets for it yet, it is not yet listed for streaming on Triller-owned FITE TV, and no undercard has been announced.

Bad Left Hook will happily provide updates if and when any are made available.

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