Better UFC 157 poster: USA or Japan?

 

There is a long tradition of extraordinary Japanese fight posters, most notably by Pride FC.

UFC 157 headliner Ronda Rousey recently posted a Japanese version of the upcoming event.

Ronda Rousey@RondaRousey
Just posted a photo

What do you think of the Japanese version?

Here is the English speaking world's version.

And here is a trip down memory lane.

 First, some standard UFC posters.

The UFC has occasionally gone off the reservation with designs, with interesting, even amazing results.

http://assets.sbnation.com/imported_assets/84089/ufc94_poster_ver2.jpg

However, for posters that bottle the mind, no one did it better than Pride.

http://www.robotplague.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Dream10x2.jpg

PRIDE GP 2004 second round poster butterfly

Yes, those are sperm.

When the UFC acquired Pride, they also got the poster copyrights. It might have been good if they got a Japanese graphic artist or two, too, as Pride's lesser succesor DREAM still produces memorable imagery.

DREAM 1

DREAM 3

DREAM 4

DREAM 6

 

DREAM 7

DREAM 10

DREAM 12

Sometimes UFC fans have taking the task upon themselves, with compelling results.

http://olieng.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ufc128poster-post.jpg

What is your favorite MMA poster of all time?

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Lobo8 site profile image  

2/10/13 12:23 PM by Lobo8

Lol. the japanese ronda poster has the mieshas camel toe in full view. Japanese marketers know their audience well.

ssj site profile image  

2/10/13 12:12 PM by ssj

PRIDE and DREAM > UFC posters now and forever, Amen (to the PRIDE gods)

3 strikes site profile image  

2/10/13 1:25 AM by 3 strikes

The DREAM posters were pretty freaking epic too!Here are some of the best examples:<img src="http://images1.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/DREAM-1-mma-883809_1280_1024.jpg"><img src="http://images1.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Dream-3-mma-1149173_1280_1024.jpg"><img src="http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1300000/Dream-4-mma-1388691-1280-1024.jpg"><img src="http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1700000/Dream-5-mma-1791059-1280-1024.jpg"><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/4200000/Dream-7-mma-4262317-1280-1024.jpg"><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/8500000/Dream-11-mma-8512138-1280-1024.jpg"><img src="http://pds2.exblog.jp/pds/1/201005/25/45/e0185645_23535645.jpg"><img src="http://sports.zadishefreeman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/jaime-koeppe1.jpg">

r_o_y site profile image  

2/10/13 1:17 AM by r_o_y

The ufc posters are supposed to advertise the fight. They don't need to be artistic.The posters can stay the same for all I care just change that face the pain intro finally!

stevekt site profile image  

2/10/13 12:59 AM by stevekt

Wrong on both counts.

yellow c0ckahlc site profile image  

2/10/13 12:44 AM by yellow c0ckahlc

He did go to college. He sat outside for a whole semester selling out the back of his grape van.

Kinkle site profile image  

2/10/13 12:41 AM by Kinkle

I bet you never went to college. I also bet that your occupation involves manual labor.

Let me bang bro site profile image  

2/10/13 12:38 AM by Let me bang bro

nice

stevekt site profile image  

2/9/13 11:42 PM by stevekt

I prefer the traditional US posters. Japanese posters are dumb. It's no wonder JMMA is all but dead.

Doctor NPD site profile image  

2/9/13 11:29 PM by Doctor NPD

You mean your living room?