Team Combat League announced the introduction of a new boxing team sport. Brawling utilizes traditional boxing rules, is regulated by boxing commission officials, but differs from the sweet science in that each fighter fights a one-round bout. Each round is scored individually, and points awarded count towards the respective teams totals. Rules of the new sport can be found at teamcombatleague.com. Each team will fight twelve consecutive weeks during the regular season. The four highest ranked teams will fight in a one-night semi-final doubleheader, and the final two teams to advance will square off the TCL MegaBrawl 1 to crown the season one champion. Team Combat League’s inaugural season will involve matches between eight franchises which include:
- LA Ten Goose
- NYC Attitude
- Philadelphia Smoke
- Las Vegas Hustle
- Dallas Enforcers
- San Antonio Snipers
- Atlanta Attack
- DC Destroyers
Team Combat League Brawling matches will feature fighters from six weight classes:
- Female Featherweight 126lbs
- Male Lightweight 135lbs
- Male Welterweight 147lbs
- Male Middleweight 160lbs
- Male Light Heavyweight 175lbs
- Male Heavyweight 201lbs+
There are two halves of twelve rounds in each TCL match, for a total of 24 rounds per contest. Each team dresses 3 fighters per weight class. Each fighter may fight a maximum of one round per half.
The historic opening nights of Team Combat League will feature all 8 teams in action and will take place at Mohegan Sun Expo Center on Wednesday March 29th and Thursday March 30th. Streaming of all TCL matches will be available for $12.99 exclusively at TeamCombatLeague.com. This inaugural season will conclude with the TCL MegaBrawl 1, currently scheduled to take place on Sunday July 9, 2023.
“We believe Brawling will extend the appeal of boxing to fans who have not traditionally been fans of combat sports”, said Ahmed Sheikh CEO of Team Combat League. “Our sport contains more than 2.5 times the action per match as compared to baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. We believe the all-out brawls in our fights will have everyone watching on the edge of their seats.”
“We are extremely excited to be introducing a new combat sport that is designed to appeal to a new generation of fans,” said respected combat expert Dewey Cooper, the President of Team Combat League. “Our sport combines the science of boxing with the fast-paced action of MMA. We can’t wait for fans to get the opportunity to enjoy what we have created. I challenge anyone to view our sport and not get hooked.”
About Team Combat League
Team Combat League competitions employ a unique and exclusive point scoring system. Each match contains 24 three-minute rounds of nonstop action with a 10-minute halftime after round 12. Teams compete across six weight categories, five male and one female. Each round is scored individually with additional points added for knockouts and knockdowns. There are 3 judges appointed by a licensed boxing commission. 3 points are awarded for unanimous decisions while a split decision would be 2 points for the winner of the round’s team and 1 point to the loser. Additional points are awarded for each judged knockdown with a maximum of 6 points for a round stoppage. It’s not rocket science, at the conclusion of the 24 rounds, the team with the most points wins!