The “Biggest, Baddest Card Ever” is how tonight’s UFC 200 is billed and it’s had its fair share of drama when it comes to the card itself.
And there’s plenty of cardboard to be found for it, too, with Topps on site for the UFC Expo with promo cards (though not as many as it had planned due to the Jon Jones-forced card change) and it will have even more cardboard with the launch of Topps Now UFC with this event.
But the one player on the card tonight in Las Vegas who doesn’t have any new cards — but should figure into the show prominently win or lose — is current WWE fighter Brock Lesnar, who is making a one-time (or is it?) return to the Octagon with his organization’s approval (or is it the sign of something more?) for the fight. (Update: Lesnar has been added to the Topps Now debut checklist after his win.)
He’s got plenty of cardboard.
Update: A fourth card for the new Daniel Cormier vs. Anderson Silva fight has been added as has a Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt card.
With the UFC 200 main event picture a bit more murky with the news concerning Jon Jones, Topps’ launch of Topps Now for UFC marches on.
A trio of cards that will reflect three bouts from Saturday night’s action are now up for grabs via Topps’ site on a pre-order basis.
Topps Now is coming to the Octagon — and it won’t be the only new cardboard from UFC 200.
The company revealed Tuesday that it’s launching the real-time cardboard service for MMA fans starting with the event tomorrow. Images of those cards will be available when they launch.
“UFC is the perfect fit to incorporate into the Topps Now program immediately,” said Jeff Heckman, Topps’ Director of New Product Development & eCommerce Marketplace. “Every weekend there are great fights happening; we have seen a number of title changes over the last several months. Topps Now is the best way to capture these moments and give UFC fans a collectible they will treasure.”