First look at UFC 173 poster

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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?