HONG KONG & LAS VEGAS—July 7, 2021—UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and Crypto.com, the world’s fastest growing crypto platform, today announced a historic long-term partnership that represents an evolutionary step in the branding of both companies and Crypto.com’s latest strategic move to connect with mainstream consumers.
Crypto.com will become UFC’s first-ever global Official Fight Kit Partner, entitling Crypto.com to place their branding on UFC fight kits as worn by UFC athletes in competition, as well as other fight kit apparel, including walk out jerseys and hoodies, and on those worn by the athletes’ corner men/women. From the locker room to the world-famous Octagon, Crypto.com will have meaningful visibility in front of UFC’s global fan base of more than 625 million people and over 150 million social media followers, including the 900 million TV households in 175 countries with access to UFC’s broadcasts.
Crypto.com will also receive the designation of UFC’s first-ever Official Cryptocurrency Platform Partner, creating a new sponsorship category for UFC.
Crypto.com has built a leading reputation within the cryptocurrency industry with over 10 million users worldwide and is a top-ten finance app in both the App Store and Google Play. In addition to building the world’s fastest growing crypto platform, the Crypto.com Visa Card is the world’s most popular crypto card available in 30+ countries. Crypto.com has led the industry in sports sponsorships, last week announcing that the company became the first Official Cryptocurrency Sponsor and NFT Partner of F1. Earlier this year, Crypto.com became the first crypto platform to partner with an F1 team (Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One), the first to partner with an NHL team (Montreal Canadiens), and the first to partner with a professional sports league (Lega Serie A).
“This is a partnership between two companies that are the best at what they do,” said UFC President Dana White. “No company has done more to grow the popularity of combat sports than UFC, and now we’re one of the biggest sports brands on the planet. We can help Crypto.com reach more people around the world through the strength of our brand.”
“It’s a historic moment as the fastest growing cryptocurrency platform joins forces with the fastest growing sport to help accelerate the world’s transition to cryptocurrency.” said Kris Marszalek, co-Founder and CEO of Crypto.com. ”This is just the beginning of a long relationship with UFC, and we’re looking forward to what we will build together.”
BRANDED INTEGRATIONS AND ENTITLEMENTS
In addition to the massive exposure of the Crypto.com logo placement on UFC fight kits, the partnership offers Crypto.com a wide-range of integrations into UFC assets. Crypto.com will have a branded presence inside the Octagon during all Pay-Per-events and during Dana White’s Contender Series. Crypto.com will also be integrated into UFC content on both linear and digital platforms, including live broadcasts, pay-per-views, and UFC-owned social media channels. Crypto.com-branded assets will debut this Saturday, July 10, in Las Vegas during UFC 264: POIRIER VS. MCGREGOR 3.
UFC is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 625 million fans and 155 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to approximately 900M TV households across more than 175 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 70 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is owned by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok: @UFC.
Founded in 2016, Crypto.com today serves over 10 million customers with the world’s fastest growing crypto app, along with the Crypto.com Visa Card — the world’s largest crypto card program — the Crypto.com Exchange and Crypto.com DeFi Wallet. Recently launched, Crypto.com NFT is the premier platform for collecting and trading NFTs, carefully curated from the worlds of art, design, entertainment and sports.
Crypto.com is built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance and is the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have ISO/IEC 27701:2019, CCSS Level 3, ISO27001:2013 and PCI:DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance, and independently assessed at Tier 4, the highest level for both NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy Frameworks.
With over 1,500 people in offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia, Crypto.com is accelerating the world’s transition to cryptocurrency. Find out more: https://crypto.com