UFC posters vs. Pride posters

While everyone is anticipating the fight between Jon Jones and Rampage, for the hardest core fans of MMA, there is another battle that has gone on for a decade – UFC vs. Pride posters.

As can be seen in the posters for the past three UFC events, there is a general look and feel that some fans find predictable and underwhelming.

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

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

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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 produced memorable imagery.

 

DREAM 1

DREAM 3

DREAM 4

DREAM 6

 

DREAM 7

DREAM 10

DREAM 12

The lack of exceptional UFC posters has perhaps lef to fans have taking the task upon themselves, with some compelling results.

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