The Octagon’s cardboard has come to your smart phone.
Topps and UFC announced on Thursday the launch of UFC Knockout 16 as its newest trading card app where fans can purchase and collect cards of their favorite fighters in digital form.
“We’re excited to expand on our relationship with the UFC by introducing engaging and easily accessible digital trading cards to keep up with the demand of UFC fans around the world,” said Jeremy Strauser, Vice President and General Manager of Topps Digital. “We see the enormous impact and global popularity of the UFC, so UFC Knockout 16 is a natural fit for Topps’ apps portfolio.”
Topps promises that there will be thousands of cards available featuring all of the stars from the promotion, including champions Conor McGregor, Miesha Tate, Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier and Demetrious Johnson, who is the spotlighted star for the app.
“It’s a thrill to be on the cover of the new Topps UFC Knockout app,” Johnson said. “I’m a big gamer, and to be a part of a new app for an iconic company like Topps is an honor. I can’t wait to dive into the product to collect, trade and play with the world’s most passionate UFC fans.”
The app is available now and each user will receive a five-card pack when they sign up as well as 25,000 tokens to purchase other packs. There are three types of packs available at the launch and collectors will receive free tokens each day they visit.
With other sports and non-sports entities there have been collectors who have made real money selling the rights to rare digital cards on auction sites such as eBay.
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