Vegas, Baby. Vegas
The UFC is going to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary during 2018 which is weird and makes me feel old. But everything makes me feel old these days I’m 34 and am clearly at middle age (fat fucking chance I make it to 80) so I suppose I should be used to the passage of time but I’m not. I don’t think any of us ever are, are we?
As part of this festive celebratory endeavor, they have commissioned some dude/company/agency to come up with a new logo. This one isn’t gonna be very useful after 2018 but I guess they can always go back to the old one. Here are some photos of the logo and such, as well as the press release announcing said logo. Yes, the news is really: LOOK AT THE NEW UFC LOGO.
(I dig it.)
UFC® UNVEILS 25TH ANNIVERSARY LOGOS
Las Vegas – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today unveiled its commemorative 25th anniversary logos that will be used throughout 2018 to celebrate the global brand’s historic milestone. The commemorative logos will appear as part of the brand’s year-long 25th anniversary celebration, which officially launches on Monday, January 1, 2018.
“What started as an idea in 1993 to put on the best fights with the best fighters in the world has changed the face of sports,” UFC President Dana White said. “I heard the word ‘no’ over and over and we faced a ton of challenges, but UFC bounced back each time, bigger and better, to build legends and superstars, while creating some of the most memorable events in the history of sports. The first 25 years have been amazing and we’re just getting started.”
The logo, designed in conjunction with Droga5, ‘Cannes Lions Independent Agency of the Year’, combines the silver anniversary with UFC’s world-famous Octagon®, the organization’s iconic symbol that debuted at UFC® 1: THE BEGINNING, which took place on Friday, November 12, 1993 in Denver, Colorado.
The 25th anniversary commemorative logos, along with additional creative designs, will be integrated into UFC broadcasts, across social and digital platforms, in-Octagon branding, UFC Fight Night collection, event posters, fan activations and merchandise throughout 2018.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: STEPHENS vs. CHOI, which takes place on Sunday, January 14, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, will be the first event that incorporates the campaign. For more information, please visit UFC.com.
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG), together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.
Arent press releases interesting?