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An aspiring UFC fighter appearing on an MMA card for the first time might get some of the attention in packs of 2016 Topps UFC Top of the Class, but there are plenty of other big names to be found in Topps‘ latest release.
All you have to do is look at a checklist — or on eBay.
Stipe Miocic and Cris Cyborg were two of the headline-grabbers after Saturday night’s UFC 198 card and there is good news for MMA fans who want to collect.
They’ve both got readily available cardboard.
Miocic, the new UFC heavyweight champ, took down Fabricio Werdum with a single punch in the first round. He can be found on more than 200 different MMA trading cards with more than 80 of those featuring a certified autograph. His earliest autographs can be found in Topps‘ UFC releases from 2012, while his newest are in 2016 Topps UFC Top of the Class, which arrived last week.
What: 2016 Topps UFC Top of the Class MMA cards Arrives: May 11, 2016 Box basics: Two autographs or auto Relics plus one Jumbo Relic along with one insert and one insert parallel per box (16 boxes per case).
What’s buzz-worthy: Topps takes its UFC brand into hits-based territory with a new line focusing on the best fighters in each weight class. The product doesn’t have basic cards — just hits and inserts/parallels.
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