Getting something special for your loved one is a challenge at the best of times, and particularly for UFC fans who seem all too scrutinous when watching their beloved sport.
So what to buy for a UFC Fan?
Fans of the UFC will really enjoy some memorabilia of their favorite MMA moments, like in a canvas print. And for UFC fans that train MMA themselves, a pair of fight shorts or MMA gloves would be really appreciated so they can take their gift into practice.
Fear not, in this list I’ve put together these GREAT gifts for UFC fans so you’ll be their immediate favorite person in the world.
There are great gifts for MMA fighters and UFC fans alike who need something warm wrapped around them, the amateur MMA fighter in training, and even memorabilia collector in your life.
But my top pick is the official UFC Fight Gloves because they simply dazzle the smile of any UFC fan to open up on their special day.
UFC x Venum Official Vale Tudo Fight Shorts
The all-new Venum fight shorts worn by many UFC fighters inside the octagon, these skin-tight MMA shorts are ideal for a student of the sport who wants to feel just like their favorite UFC star.
They even come in different colors, the same ones that are used in live UFC events. If you’re considering these for a special UFC fan in your life, then just find out who their favorite UFC fighter is before picking the color.
There are several UFC fighters that prefer particular colors of their UFC shorts. There are some Brazilian fighters, like Jose Aldo, that always want to wear Yellow shorts. And the Irish Conor McGregor is usually in green.
These UFC Fight Night shorts come in sizes between 26 to 42 inches, so there’s usually a fit for any UFC fan in your life.
UFC x Venum Replica Training Hoodie
Speaking of the new Venum partnership with the UFC, any fanatic of watching every fight night will be used to seeing this UFC/Venum hoodie worn by their favorite fighters.
The fighters are often wearing this hoodie along with the entire Venum set, with jogger pants and a t-shirt. Usually, the fighters wear this hoodie warming up for their match-up and can be seen during the build-up to a big fight.
That’s why I think this is a perfect gift for that UFC fan in your life that says things like:
“You know, that could have been me wearing that.”
“I could have been a UFC fighter if I wanted.”Your UFC Wannabe Friend Or Partner
Well, now they can*!
*Feel like they were a fighter wearing this replica hoodie. Enjoy!
UFC Force Tracker: Heavy Bag Training Sensor
A simply exemplary gift for any fighter, amateur or not, who wants to apply a bit of data science to their training. This gadget tracks the Force, Speed, and Endurance of your strikes and gives an overall score after every session with the connected app.
This small Batarang-looking device sticks to the bottom of your heavy bag. You just need to peel back the sticky parts on its feet, clean the bottom of the bag surface, and stick it on. With that, you’re able to keep your hands free (most tracking tools put something in your gloves or hand wraps) of added weight and still have an optimum training session on the bag.
The UFC Force Tracker logs the amount of force you deliver to the bag, and at what speed, as well as logging your endurance ability to keep hitting harder for longer. All these data points are tracked with the accompanying app and you can even compare against others in the Global Ranking System.
Using a sensor tool like this is great for amateur fighters to keep building up their abilities. Sometimes it’s really hard to know if you are actually improving over time, and this helps to overcome that. Working on improving striking technique is usually the best way to improve stats like the power and speed you can deliver, and being able to put a statistic to that improvement helps to know if you’re going in the right direction.
If that significant person in your life is training on the heavy bag at home often, then this is an ideal gift that you can be sure they’ll get a ton of value from using.
UFC Ultimate Beard Care Kit
Is your significant other a big bearded martial arts fanatic? Are they watching the UFC every weekend whilst stroking their big beard with anxiousness? Then this is the gift for them!
Viking Revolution and the UFC partnered up to produce this special gift box for any beard-strapping UFC fans. But this isn’t just some typical UFC merchandise, it’s crafted by beard care specialists who are best sellers for their beard grooming kits.
And this isn’t just a stocking filler, either, as the entire kit includes:
- Argan Oil Beard Growth Shampoo
- Argan and Jojoba Beard Conditioner with Peppermint Eucalyptus scent
- Beard Balm
- Beard Oil
- Beard shaper
- Beard brush
- Dual sided beard comb
- Professional-grade straight edge razor
- Razor blades
The whole kit offers pretty incredible value.
If that UFC fan in your life has the kind of monstrous forest under their chin that needs some taming, give them the best gift (and hint) you can give with this luxury set for beard care.
UFC Conor McGregor Bobblehead
A bobblehead that is officially licensed by the UFC, these little items are becoming all the rage for UFC collectors. This bobblehead in particular is one of the great Conor McGregor gifts you could choose for any fan of the “Notorious”.
There’s not just the McGregor bobblehead, either, but a whole range of these little beauties, including:
Chuck Lidell, in case you didn’t know, is one of the legends of the UFC promotion and mixed martial arts as we know it. He comes from the early days of the UFC and still holds some of the greatest records in UFC history.
No matter which of these fighters if your special someone’s favorite; there’s just about a bobblehead for every fanboy or girl.
For a real fan of the greats, this is an excellent gift to put on your loved ones’ desk or mantlepiece so they can enjoy wobbling their little head every time it’s a UFC fight night.
EA Sports UFC 4 for Playstation 4
Now I know what you’re thinking, this is an easy one. But if you know your significant loved one likes to play video games, and you know that they love watching the UFC – then what are you waiting for!?
The UFC 4 video game is a highly rated game amongst MMA fans and gaming nerds alike. The animations, character design, and fun playing experience make this a game that almost anyone can pick up and learn quickly to have some fun.
I’ve personally played this in small tournaments for a round of beers at a bar, and even though it was my first time playing I still absolutely loved it, despite being beaten on almost every matchup!
The character models in this game are second-to-none. As any gaming fan knows, EA Sports create life-like replications of sportspeople’s likeness for their games. And the UFC videogame is just getting better with every new version.
UFC Official Fight Gloves
✓ Top Pick for the MMA Competitor
These are the same gloves that UFC fighter wear on a fight night. If your significant other is obsessed with watching the fights and air punching alongside, maybe it’s about time to put them into training.
This is the glove that is approved for UFC fighters and made from 100% leather. MMA gloves like these are great for training because it allows a fighter-in-training to move from striking to ground fighting quickly with the open palm design.
The fingers in these gloves can splay out widely and allow a grappling fighter to get a hold of their opponent and bring them to the ground.
Imagine the face of your loved one when they open these on Christmas morning, they’ll be grinning from ear to ear and wearing them instantly. You might lose them to the air punching or bag in the garage, but, it will be worth it to see them ecstatic.
Israel Adesanya Vs Anderson Silva Print On Canvas
✓ Top Pick for the wall-art lover
If you have an artistic appreciator in the family then this print on canvas might be the perfect gift for your UFC fanatic.
This particular canvas from our friends over at Fightonomy depicts one of the greatest matchups we’ve ever seen between two of the most prolific striking masters in mixed martial arts.
In this print, Israel Adesanya is presented as a Ninjutsu martial artist while Anderson “Spider” Silva is the real spiderman when taking off the mask.
This item will look incredible on the bedroom walls of your beloved MMA superfan. It’s an extra special gift for that special someone.
And if your recipient has a different UFC legend as their favorite fighter, Fightonomy has lots more canvas on prints to choose from.
UFC Legacy Championship Replica Belt
✓ Top Pick for the Cowboy Champ in your life
If you don’t know who Donald Cerrone is, all you need to know is that he’s probably the most Cowboy-like fighter on the UFC roster. He’s faced some of the biggest names in the fight game, like Conor McGregor quite recently.
All you need to do is ask your loved one:
Do you know Donald Cerrone, honey? And do you like him?
If their answer is yes to both questions, then well grab this UFC belt lickety-split, darlin’.
Fans of the likes of Cowboy Cerrone are sure to be boot-wearin’, jeans-strappin’, and noose-throwin’ par’ners just like him, too.
With this shining UFC belt, your very own backyard cowboy will be grinning ear to ear walking through the cornfields, jingling their heels, and shining their buckled crotch in the hot sun.
Joe Bloom is the lead author and editor of MMA Hive. Joe has been a passionate mixed martial artist in training since 2019, having studied Boxing and Muay Thai at BaliMMA and Soma Fight Club, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with RitualsJJ.