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Markham, ON (November 14, 2011) – Round 5 President Damon Lau, announces the release of the “Ultimate Collector” Series 8 featuring updated versions of some of the UFC’s most popular fighters as well as all new characters hitting retail shelves this Christmas.
The “Ultimate Collector” Series 8 is anchored by a Championship Edition Jon “Bones” Jones commemorating his historic victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128, and a Championship Edition Georges "Rush" St-Pierre honoring GSP’s victory over Matt Serra to regain his title at UFC 83.
Series 8 also includes a new version of former heavyweight titleholder Brock Lesnar, and Round 5 debut figures for reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and heavyweight contender Roy “Big Country” Nelson.
“This Series has something for both our hardcore collectors as well as our more mainstream fans,” says Lau. “We’ve never included two Championship Editions in one Series before, but our fans requested these, and we were happy to oblige.”
As with previous “Ultimate Collector” Series releases, each figure in Series 8 arrives on shelves in protective UFC-themed packaging as well as a short bio detailing each fighter.
"Ultimate Collector" Series 8 will be available in December at Walmart and Zellers in Canada and FYE in the United States.