Back in December, I won a contest on the Sport Card Collectors blog for some parallel cards from their 2016 Topps UFC Museum Collection box break review. They were shipped out pretty quickly, but they got lost in a stack on my desk and I am not getting around until posting them until now.
The biggest of the prizes is this Ruby parallel of Anderson Silva, who just got done winning his fight against Derek Brunson in UFC 208. I thought the fight was closer than the judges scored it, but maybe his career has earned him some fanboy points. If you don't finish your opponent, you leave yourself open to the whims of the scorecards. Silva is an entertaining fighter to watch. He doesn't really look like anyone else in the Octagon. It'll be interesting to see where he goes from here. His post-fight speech sounded for all the world like a retirement speech, but he didn't announce anything. This card is numbered # 04 / 25. I imagine that if Topps does UFC NOW card for this event, Silva will be getting a card.
This is a Bronze parallel of current UFC Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic. This one is numbered # 030 / 135. Miocic already defended the title once against Alistair Overeem, and has an upcoming title defense against Junior Dos Santos, a guy who beat him in a 5-round decision in their previous fight. Miocic is a pretty entertaining guy on the mic, and all these Heavyweight guys carry the power for exciting fights. I kind of hope he holds the belt for a while.
I was pretty excited to win this contest, as I'm pretty infatuated with the UFC Museum Collection product this year. I spent enough money on it; it was nice to get a couple of nice ones for free. Thanks for the contest Sport Card Collectors!