Crypto.com Extends Sponsorship Drive With UFC Partnership

Crypto.com logos will appear on the athletes' kit worn both in and out of the "Octagon."

Jul 7, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:21 p.m. UTC

Crypto.com is extending its sports sponsorship run in a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts organization.

  • The Hong Kong-based exchange will become UFC's first official "fight kit" partner, an emailed announcement said Wednesday.
  • The 10-year deal is worth $175 million, according to a report by Sportico, citing people familiar with the matter.
  • Crypto.com logos will appear on the athletes' kit worn both in and out of the "Octagon," the area where fights are held.
  • The partnership follows barely a week after Crypto.com said it was sponsoring Formula 1's new "Sprint" format, starting with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 17.
  • Crypto.com has also sponsored the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens and Italian soccer's Coppa Italia final this year.
  • Research by numerous organizations in recent months has highlighted how crypto tends to resonate with a younger demographic, an audience Crypto.com seems to be trying to attract by establishing a brand presence at sporting events that are likely to appeal to younger people.

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