Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

Triad Combat: The Rules


What is Triad Combat?
It's an innovative combat sport that allows fighters from boxing and MMA to meet in the ring where neither opponent has a greater advantage.

Will there be gloves?
Yes, there will be. All competitors in Triad Combat shall wear eight-ounce finger exposed gloves.

What about the ring?
The ring is unique with in its shape – it's the shape of an equilateral triangle, measuring no less than twenty-four feet between all corners, and no more than twenty-six feet between all corners.
The ring shall consist of five ring ropes. Corner cushions and turnbuckles shall be used in the three corners. One corner shall be designated as the "Blue Corner"; one corner shall be designated as the "Red Corner"; and one corner shall be designated as the "Neutral Corner."

What are the length of the Rounds?
The length of all rounds in Triad Combat shall be two minutes in duration with a minute rest period between the rounds. Bouts in the undercard (prelims) will be five rounds and the main card bouts will be seven rounds.
The Title Fights, Main Events, & Selected Co-Main Events and Feature Fights as designated by the Promotion and Approved by the Athletic Commission or Regulator Body will be nine rounds.
Time for the punches!

The Director of Rules and Regulations for Triad Combat Sean Wheelock is explaining in this video what is allowed and disallowed.

Triad Combat is Stand up only.

Actions allowed in an active clinch include, but are not limited to: under hooks, over hooks, half Thai plum (also known as a single collar tie), waist cinch, and head lock.

All punches from all positions and angles which land on legal targets (as defined below) are allowed in Triad Combat. This includes punches from boxing such as jabs, crosses, hooks, straights, upper cuts, bolo punches and punches for MMA such as spinning back fists, spinning hammer fists and the superman punch.

A competitor shall be allowed to step on his/her opponent's foot or feet, including during the action of throwing punches.

More detailed rules can be found in FITE News Section.

Selected Screenshots