Hey UFC Strike fans!
Get ready to relive the action-packed month of April! With jaw-dropping fights, gift card giveaways, a pack drop, and community meet-ups at UFC 287 and UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen, it’s been a busy month at UFC Strike. And to top it off, 40 lucky Champion Club members and guests scored tickets to both fights! 💥
But don't worry if you missed out on any of the action - we've got you covered. Check out this brief recap of everything that went down in UFC Strike during the month of April.👀
👊Fight Highlights of the month:
Song Yadong secured a stunning fifth-round KO/TKO win over Ricky Simon, cementing a moment that will go down in bantamweight history. 🔥
Israel Adesanya recaptured his Middleweight title with a 2nd round knockout against Alex Pereira, evening the score in UFC at 1 a piece. 🔥
In April we dropped one of the most unique packs yet and our first ever moments outside of UFC. A PRIDE FC themed set featuring some of the best the organization had to offer was released giving members a chance to own the first Mirko Cro Cop moment 💫
Interested in chatting with UFC-obsessed friends and getting multiple chances to win free stuff? Sounds like you need to check out our Discord 👀
We have multiple flash giveaways and contests almost every week giving you a great fighting chance to snag free gifts like Tapped Base Packs, $50 UFC Store Gift Cards, or PPV codes!
Here are some of the giveaways we had for the month of April…
- Series 1 Tapped Base Packs in the UFC Strike General and Champion Club Discord channels
- UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya 2 PPV Codes in both the UFC Strike General and Champion Club Discord channels
- For Collectors hanging out in Discord watching UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs Blaydes and UFC Fight Night: Song vs Simon, we had flash giveaways to win 15 free $50 UFC Store Gift Cards!
- UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs AllenPick'em Contest for Series 1 Tapped Base Packs
- UFC 287 Pick’em Contest for Series 1 Tapped Base Packs
- A Flash Giveaway to win free $50 UFC Store Gift Cards in the UFC Kansas City event Discord channel
- There was also a community giveaway to win a 9.5 Gem Mint Rookie Card of Josh Emmett in the Emmetts Corner Discord Channel - many thanks to Discord userd1dd1y for the donation 🙏
- Also donated for community giveaway was by SIGNED UFC Donruss base card of Curtis Blaydes. Collectors were thrilled! Much appreciation to Discord user Real for the donation 🙏
To check out future giveaways, visit the giveaways channel in the UFC Strike Discord
We hosted two community meet-ups this month at the sensational UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya 2 and UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen for all of our UFC Strike members.
In addition, we rewarded some of our esteemed Champion Club members with extraordinary up-close seats for both events, completely free of charge. 🏆
For the month of April we gave away a total of 40 free tickets in phenomenal up close seats to Champion Club members. It’s nice to be in the club 😎
We gave out…
- 20 tickets to UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya 2
- 20 tickets to UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen
We're always working to create unforgettable experiences for our passionate community. Join the Discord for updates and to make suggestions for future meet-ups!
Champion Club members not only get to win free fight tickets, they also get opportunities to score up close and personal seats to weigh-ins and press conferences as well as VIP experiences 🍾
We launched 5 challenges to give members a chance to add some seriously cool fighter moments to their collection. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @UFCStrike for the latest updates on when new challenges launch!
- The PRIDE FC Hybrid Challenge gave collectors a chance to earn a Fandom Moment of Takanori Gomi.
- The Ian Garry Burn Challenge gave collectors a chance to earn a Challenger Moment of Ian "The Future" Garry.
- UFC 287 Stats-Based Challenge gave collectors a chance to earn a Fandom Moment of Jack Della Maddalena.
- UFC Vegas 71 Hybrid Challenge gave collectors a chance to earn a Fandom Moment of heavyweight contender Jair Rozenstruik.
- UFC Vegas 72 Hybrid Challenge gave collectors a chance to earn a Fandom Moment of Alistair Overeem.
To check out or buy any of the fighters mentioned above, just head over tohttps://ufcstrike.com/v2/marketplace to view the collection
📣 UFC Strike General Update:
Our marketing efforts are in full swing with exclusive 30th Anniversary sponsorships at weekly fights and our first in-broadcast ad. A larger campaign is planned for International Fight Week, alongside ongoing social media engagement. Additionally, a new Sr. Director of Marketing has joined the team; bringing expertise and a passion for UFC.
As a general practice, our team tends to refrain from commenting on certain matters for ethical and legal reasons. Nevertheless, we can share that there are larger dynamics at play, both at a macro level and within the blockchain domain. It's worth noting that projects on Flow are currently grappling with the impact of Dapper Wallet's absence of a banking partner, which affects funding accessibility. Additionally, we should anticipate a mix of ups and downs along the way in the coming months and years, rather than a straightforward path.
We have received valuable feedback regarding burns, difficulty, multi-completion, and more. We appreciate all the input and encourage you to keep it coming. Moving forward, we will continue experimenting with new approaches to gauge their effectiveness. While we still believe that burning and multi-completion Challenges are the optimal way forward, we also recognize the importance of introducing some variations. After all, variety is the spice of life.
Sets and Series 1 & 2
We are actively discussing these matters internally, but we don't have any meaningful updates to share at the moment. Sets play a crucial role in the future of UFC Strike, and we are committed to giving them the necessary time and resources for proper execution. Additionally, please note that there is only one more new pack drop planned for Series 1, with further details to be revealed in June.
UFC Strike as a Whole
We are currently in the process of transitioning ownership and control of UFC Strike from Dapper to Concept Labs. While Dapper remains supportive, they are no longer involved in day-to-day operations. We have made new hires to fill important roles, and our goal is to have full control by IFW, followed by updates to the site.
We are actively improving our communication with the community by establishing better organization and structure. Although this April newsletter is not the final version, our aim is to create a comprehensive "State of UFC Strike" report that covers past, present, and future developments. Additionally, we are considering implementing a mid-month check-in or office hours session to supplement the regular Discord Q&A and ensure important information reaches a broader audience. Enhancing engagement with existing users and making UFC Strike more accessible to new collectors are top priorities.
🗓Future Community Events:
UFC 289 (Vancouver, BC) - June 10th
UFC Fight Night (Jacksonville, FL) - June 24th
International Fight Week & UFC 290 (Las Vegas, NV) - July 8th
UFC Fight Night (London, UK) - July 22nd
UFC 291 (Salt Lake City, UT) - July 29th
UFC 292 (Boston, MA) - August 19th
Overall, it was a fantastic month for UFC Strike fans, and we can't wait to see what the next month brings. Keep your eyes peeled for our next newsletter, where we'll give you the latest news and updates on all things UFC Strike.
Keep on Owning the Glory! 👊