JAKKS Pacific and Round 5 sign licensing agreement to share MMA talent for new UFC action figure lines

Malibu, CA – JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK), leading U.S. toymaker and master toy licensee for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), announced today a sub-licensing agreement with Mixed Marital Arts (MMA) collectibles company, Round 5, to share UFC and MMA talent, allowing both companies access to the biggest fighters in Mixed Martial Arts in order to manufacture, market and distribute action figures and related products under the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand.

As a result, both companies now have access to a significantly larger MMA talent pool, including Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Brock Lesnar, BJ Penn and other top UFC fighters.

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UFC MERCHANDISING REACHES UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS

by: Jack Bratcher There’s a new article over at UFC.com that begins like this, “It’s a day many had hoped for.” Then they proceed to tell us what we’ve all been apparantly drooling over waiting for this great day to arrive. After joining together with some big-name companies to provide authentic UFC-licensed merchandise, we the … Read more