Fanatics becomes the exclusive sports memorabilia retailer for UFC phenomenon Ronda Rousey
March 10, 2016 – Sunrise, Florida – Fanatics, Inc., the market leader for officially licensed sports merchandise, announced its exclusive multi-year memorabilia agreement with sports superstar and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. Fanatics Authentic, the company’s memorabilia division, will be the only distributor of authentic Ronda Rousey signed memorabilia, giving UFC fans the chance to own pieces from a rare selection of her collectibles on www.Fanatics.com and www.UFCStore.com.
After winning an Olympic medal in Judo and ruling as the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey became the first female fighter to sign with the UFC in November 2012. Since earning a reputation as one of the most dominant athletes in sports and being known to rarely sign autographs, the demand for Ronda Rousey memorabilia is extremely high. By partnering with Fanatics, Ronda Rousey will now provide her fans with the chance to purchase items from a truly one-of-a-kind selection of her signed collectibles.
“We’re really excited to partner with Ronda and create a collection of unique UFC memorabilia that caters to her widespread fan base,” said Ross Tannenbaum, President of Fanatics Authentic. “As one of MMA’s most decorated stars, we couldn’t be more proud to add Ronda to our list of exclusive athletes, alongside Steph Curry, Peyton Manning, David Ortiz, and Conor McGregor.”
““Fanatics is at the top of the memorabilia industry and I’m truly excited to partner with them in order to bring my fans the best in Ronda Rousey collectibles,” said Rousey.
Ronda Rousey currently has an overall record of 12-1, and expects to return to the ring sometime in 2016 to reclaim her title. Outside of the cage, Rousey has a budding career as an actress, appearing in Entourage, a movie based on the hit HBO television series. She will also be starring in the upcoming re-make of Roadhouse as well as a biopic based on her New York Times best-selling book My Fight/Your Fight. Joining UFC featherweight champion and fellow EA Sports’ UFC 2 cover star Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey is the second UFC memorabilia Exclusive with Fanatics Authentic. Rousey’s autographed memorabilia is now available at http://www.ufcstore.com/Collectibles_Ronda_Rousey_Gear, http://www.FanaticsAuthentic.com and http://www.Fanatics.com.