Apparently, the Octagon’s graphics department wasn’t satisfied with their first rendition of the official event poster for “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans.” Shortly after the company announced they would host 12 bouts on the star-studded card, a much spiffier billboard was also released.
The March 19th event takes place inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Light heavyweight king Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will defend his crown against former title holder Rashad Evans in the night’s featured contest.
Former WEC poster boy Urijah Faber will meet Eddie Wineland in the card’s co-main event.
Here’s a look at UFC 128’s original poster:
(UPDATE 1/19/2011 2:05PM PT)
It has been brought to my attention that the modified event poster is actually FAN-MADE. Looks like someone just submitted their resume to the UFC.
Here are the fighters participating in the pay-per-view broadcast:
Dan Miller vs. Nick Catone
Manny Gamburyan vs. Raphael Assunca
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani
Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
Luiz Cane vs. Karlos Vemola
Bredan Schaub vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Nate Marquardt
Kamal Shalorus vs. Jim Miller
Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
Rashad Evans vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)