UFC 176 poster offers a different look

 

UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes 2
August 2, 2014
10pm ET/7pm PT (PPV)
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

 

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

What does that mean, anyway?

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.

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

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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Media Monster site profile image  

6/8/14 7:05 PM by Media Monster

Like. Reminds me of the old pride ones

TARRat site profile image  

6/8/14 8:08 AM by TARRat

I don't particularly like it. To me, at first glance, it looked like the starry sky part of the Brazilian flag was just an extension of the American flag's stars. It just looked weird.While I'm not bothered by the Brazil vs. USA theme - especially considering they always have the nationality in the tale of the tape - it just seems like better thought/care should have been taken to avoid any potential confusion by someone looking at the poster. Then again, maybe that was the idea - to get people to take a closer look?

GrotesK site profile image  

6/8/14 6:34 AM by GrotesK

5/10Lack of creative here. UFC just rock the "use photos of fighters and do whatever you want to make it appealing" approach which is always gonna be shit since it's the most simple/basic/mediocre solution.

inf0 site profile image  

6/8/14 5:04 AM by inf0

i fuckin like fades

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

6/8/14 4:43 AM by ChaosOverkill

LOL I totally missed checking on this VTFU

ShanTheMan site profile image  

6/8/14 4:42 AM by ShanTheMan

Shit I thought that fight was sooner...

StelioKontos site profile image  

6/8/14 4:37 AM by StelioKontos

neither. fighting and sports in general are and always will be about nationality and that's beautiful. what would the olympics be like without different nations competing? people should always go for their nation when fights like this come up. jose aldo is the last champion from brazil fighting for his nation. that's just crazy to think about. imagine being in his shoes knowing that the american chad mendes is coming for him and that belt he's defending

doerksenfan site profile image  

6/8/14 4:29 AM by doerksenfan

Looks like they're superheroes ready to team up and avenge a fallen friend.Brazil Boy and Kid 'Murica to the rescue!

Yun site profile image  

6/8/14 2:56 AM by Yun

tits  

rkm456 site profile image  

6/7/14 6:55 PM by rkm456

Just to clarify. Is this statement anti Brazil, or pro America?