We’re excited to unveil a first-of-its-kind collection by prolific digital artist Bosslogic and UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou, the first MMA fighter to Drop an NFT. This will be the NFT community’s first ever LIVE sports Drop, the outcome of which is completely dependent on the results of Nagannou’s fight this Saturday, March 27th.
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Francis Ngannou, also known as The Predator, is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is known for being the hardest recorded puncher in UFC history and has won 9 of his 12 UFC fights by knockout, with the last four occurring within a total time of two and a half minutes.
A fighter both in and out of the cage, Ngannou has overcome extreme poverty, child labor, international migration, homelessness and more to achieve his dream of becoming a world champion (a dream many told him he would never achieve). A fan favorite due to his humble demeanor and lethal punch, Ngannou is making history and breaking boundaries across spaces including professional MMA, film (with his feature film debut in May of 2021 in FAST AND FURIOUS 9) and now as the first MMA fighter to release an NFT. Ngannou started the Francis Ngannou Foundation back in his home village to help empower the community and create a structured and safe environment for the children of Batié.
Kode Abdo, aka Bosslogic, is a graphic designer and digital concept artist based in Australia who has stolen the internet’s heart with his creative fan art mashups and remixes. His artworks are passionate, powerful and pack an emotional punch.
What started as pure fan-art quickly gained the attention of millions around the world, including the team at Marvel, Disney and more who jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with Bosslogic on a number of artworks including comic book covers, official movie posters for the likes of Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and much more. He is now one of the most celebrated artists in the digital art space with works that transcend genres and styles, transporting us to fantastical worlds through his stunning creations.
March to the Throne
In a historic move, famed artist Bosslogic partners with UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou to
create a special event NFT to coincide around a live championship event, UFC 260. With this
drop, Ngannou looks to bring together the art and MMA communities, collaborating with an artist whose presence reverberates within both worlds so strongly.
Join Ngannou as he attempts to make history and look to own a piece of artwork to commemorate his journey while also being the first ever NFT drop to be centered around a live sporting event. With Ngannou’s story of struggle, perseverance and hard work, this drop is meant to help encompass his path towards the heavyweight throne.
In this collection, Bosslogic crafts an art that encapsulates Ngannou’s deep African roots and his presence in the MMA world, as well as highlights Boss’ own innovative and ingenious style.
With the “March to the Throne” collection, Ngannou and Boss have joined forces to create
something truly special; fitting for the first ever NFT drop by a UFC fighter.
A limited open edition will be available for purchase March 26th at 3:30 PM for 15 minutes only.
On Saturday March 27th, ONLY is Ngannou wins, two artworks (a 1/1 and 11/11) will be released to the public. To ensure fairness, the ability to purchase one of the 11 editions will be determined via a lottery system. Stay tuned for full details.
One ultra-rare fixed edition (11/11) artwork will be gifted to a lucky fan IF Ngannou is victorious this Saturday.
Opt in for your chance to win this iconic work here: Mykeychain.co/francis
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