First look at UFC 173 poster


UFC 173: Weidman vs. Machida
May 24, 2014
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Card (PPV)
Chris Weidman © vs. Lyoto Machida
Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic                
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki                
Tony Ferguson vs.Katsunori Kikuno                
Jamie Varner vs. James Krause                
Prelim Card (Fox Sports 1)
Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo                
Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung-Ho Kang                
Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke                
Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel                
Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann                
Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi                
Danny Mitchell vs. Li Jingliang    

There is a general consensus on the UG that UFC posters are often a little formulaic.

Stars... Whoa:

I am not sure what you mean there:

Two fighters, who are going to fight:

However, the same team that put together the posters above also did these two, which move outside the box.

The UFC has occasionally gone off the design reservation, with very cool results.

Still, posters are always a little cooler with some kanji. This is the UFC Japan poster that they saw in Japan. it's cooler.

When Ronda Rousey headlined UFC 157, there were both western and Japanese fight posters. This is what the English speaking world saw:

This is what they used in Japan:

For posters that bottle the mind, no one did it better than Japan's Pride.

PRIDE GP 2004 second round poster butterfly

Yes, those are sperm.

So what do you think UG? Do UFC posters need more sperms on them?

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Recent Comments »

Kolsyrade site profile image  

3/25/14 2:40 PM by Kolsyrade

Too bad that the Machida vs Weidman fight is canceled (or postponed to another event) due to Weidman being injured. I guess they will have to make a new poster.

Anderson Pettis site profile image  

3/20/14 5:12 PM by Anderson Pettis

lol, the UFC can't do anything right. this is actually an AWESOME poster. but they manage to fuck it up with the imbalance. which serves absoulutely no purpose at all, it's almost like they were "Hey, how can we mess up this great poster?"

Woodford Mike site profile image  

3/20/14 3:49 PM by Woodford Mike

Yeah, best poster they've done in a LONG time. Maybe someone in the ufc marketing department is hitting the peyote. Either way, it's a welcome change.

Vittorio Blaze site profile image  

3/20/14 3:00 PM by Vittorio Blaze

how come brazilian can't wait for machida to kick american boy weidman's ass while here american fans complaining about this nation vs nation thing? common UG have some nation pride in you! fuck man, the ufc should even do national anthem before this fight, imagine the brazilian singing Hino Nacional Brasileiro proceed by americans singing Star Spangled Banner..then before the fight starts, brazilian started signing Ole Ole Ole, Lyoto...Lyoto....thump by the americans singing USA..USA..USA!!

Bootsy Collins site profile image  

3/20/14 2:05 PM by Bootsy Collins

First thing I thought of

Ace5002 site profile image  

3/20/14 1:00 PM by Ace5002

I am sort of neutral on this poster, there are likes and dislikes, but the main thing is I think the UFC has heard the fans voices and are trying to spice the posters up a bit.

Blackbeltpanda site profile image  

3/20/14 12:53 PM by Blackbeltpanda

Im a fan.

JuniorCallMeMaybe site profile image  

3/20/14 12:51 PM by JuniorCallMeMaybe

Looking forward to Gacy vs Machida!

Switchheadkick site profile image  

3/20/14 12:21 PM by Switchheadkick

Sexy poster IMO

Gazman site profile image  

3/20/14 12:08 PM by Gazman

This, would mate it great