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RIC FLAIR RETURNING TO PPV THIS SATURDAY

By Mike Johnson on 2021-04-16 15:48:00

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will return to PPV this Saturday as part of the Triller Fight Club: Jake Paul vs Ben Askren event.

PWInsider.com has confirmed Flair is slated to appear in a segment promoting Slapstrike, the slapping tournament that recently aired its first PPV, with the idea Flair, renowned for his open hand chops to the chest helping to promote slapping competition.  PWInsiderXTRA.com had complete coverage of the first Slapstrike event, which you can read at this link.

Flair was seen in Atlanta yesterday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in preparation for Saturday's PPV.  WWE Hall of Famer Scoop Dogg will also be involved in the event.

The Triller Fight Club event can be ordered at FITE.TV as well as other PPV outlets.  

Promotional material for the show notes:

On April 17th - Triller Fight Club: Jake Paul vs Ben Askren will air live on FITE! "The Fight Club" follows the standards set by Triller vs Jones Jr event and will go even further.

In the main event of the evening, YouTube star Jake Paul, whose knockout against former professional athlete Nate Robinson set all kinds of records for fan engagement, will face former UFC and Bellator fighter Ben Askren in a professional boxing match!

Askren is a highly decorated fighter. He is a former Bellator Champion, ONE Championship Champion, PAN American Champion in freestyle wrestling, two-time NCAA wrestling champion for Missouri and two-time winner of The Dan Hodge Trophy, Askren joins Triller's Fight Club with a significant amount of experience in the ring.

Jake Paul on the other hand is highly motivated to succeed and prove to the world that he takes his career in professional boxing very seriously. Jake Paul: PRBLM Child - The Complete Documentary video showcases Paul's determination to become a legend in the sport he has dedicated his life to, with never before seen footage of Jake Paul at his rawest and most real. It's like a David against Goliath. Let's see who will come out on top in the end?

Regis Prograis takes on Ivan Redkach in a 10-round super lightweight bout. Prograis won the WBA's 140lbs belt in April 2019 by defeating Kiryl Relikh. Six months later he lost for the first and only time in his professional career. Redkach started his career in 2009 with 18 wins in a row but lost his last fight in January on a unanimous decision against Danny Garcia in New York. 18months earlier he had a victory over former world champion Devon Alexander.

The former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir will battle the former IBF title holder from Philadelphia and one of the most durable and difficult veteran boxers today - Steve Cunningham. Mir holds some significant records such as the most finishes and the most submission victories in UFC Heavyweight history, the longest uninterrupted tenure of any UFC fighter, the first man to knock out and the first to submit the legendary Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Cunningham began his professional career with a 19 fight winning streak, he is former 2 times IBF Cruiserweight Champion and may be best known for a hard fought heavyweight loss to Tyson Fury in 2013, a fight which Fury called the toughest of his career.

Joe Fournier will challenge music icon and worldwide star Reykon. Fournier started his professional boxing career in 2015 and won the vacant WBA international light heavyweight belt by defeating Wilmer Mejia in the eighth round in the Dominican Republic to move up to 11th in the rankings.

Reykon is a rising Latin star in the world of reggaeton music with numerous hit singles including his first studio album in 2018 "El Lidér." The scene of professional boxing is new for him and this will be his debut.

Triller Fight Club is not only a boxing event. The event features an all-star talent lineup for April 17. The show will include performances by Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo, Major Lazer, and first-ever performance and world premiere of hip hop supergroup Mt. Westmore: Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Bert Marcus will lead and direct the creative storytelling for the Triller Fight Club event.

Triller Fight Club is prepared for one of the most unique and disruptive broadcast lineups for the inaugural Triller Fight Club 2021 event on April 17 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The event will be hosted by the media personality and host of NBC's Access Hollywood Mario Lopez.

Announcers are Triller Fight Club co-owner Snoop Dogg, SNL star Pete Davidson, supermodel Taylor Hill, internet stars Dixie and Charli D'Amelio as well as Crimefaces.

The great team of our commentators includes Sean Wheelok, Ernesto Amador and Israel Vazquez as well as veteran boxing voices Ray Flores, Al Bernstein and Mike Coppinger creating an unprecedented commentating team for the event.

Tune in on April 17th to find out and enjoy a full and intense fight card, alongside great musical performances that will surely put you on the edge of your seat! Triller Fight Club: Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is a must see event. Do not miss it!
 

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