Gym King and JD have officially teamed up!
Working in collaboration with Gym King’s fight division, JD has got big things happening on the horizon!
Gym King’s fight division sponsors 20 of the most elite MMA fighters in the world. Competing for titles around the globe, they represent the pinnacle of the sport – from Junior Dos Santos to Jose Aldo!
As part of JD’s partnership with Gym King, we are now co-sponsoring 5 of those fighters and they’ll be reppin’ JD from the octagon to the streets!
Here are the elite fighters that are joinin’ the JD crew:
A UFC Hall-of-Famer and one of the most dominant fighters to ever enter the octagon, George St Pierre boasts an impressive 26-2 MMA record and is a former Middleweight and Welterweight champion.
Currently retired, there is talk of the Canadian returning to the octagon to face the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov in what would be an instant classic.
Currently dominating the Middlewight division in UFC, Paulo Costa is undefeated with a 13-0 record with his latest victory coming against Yoel Romero at UFC 241.
A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it is only a matter of time before we see Costa challenging for the Middleweight title.
Considered one of the best kickers in MMA, Barboza comes from a Muay Thai background and has successfully uses his kicking ability to produce knockout victories on numerous occasions.
Barboza’s next challenge comes in the form of Paul Felder at UFC 242.
Dominating the Welterweight division in Bellator for almost 10 years, Lima is a two-time Welterweight World Champion.
With a second fight against Rory MacDonald being scheduled, Lima will be looking to regain his championship and become a three-time champ!
While only being in UFC for 5 years, Cody Garbrandt has already left his mark, handing Dominick Cruz his first loss in a decade at UFC 207.
A former Bantamweight Champion, Garbrandt is a versatile fighter with a boxing and wrestling background.
The first of the JD-sponsored fighters to jump back into the octagon will be Edson Barboza.
On Saturday the 7th September, Barboza will be appearing at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi to take on Paul Feder.
These two last met in 2015 when Barboza came away with the unanimous victory after putting in a Fight of the Night performance.
With old scores to be settled, it’s sure to be another fierce encounter!
If you want to meet former Bantamweight Champion Cory Garbrandt, he’ll be making an appearance at the Oxford Street JD Sports store on Tuesday 10th September.
Arriving at 18:30, Cody will be taking questions from fans before taking on the batak to test his reflexes and see how he compares to our customers.
Keeping the competitive atmosphere going, Cody will being taking on someone at UFC 3! We’ll see if he’s as dominant in-game as he is in real life.
Meeting fans from 19:00 til 20:20, it’s an opportunity to meet one of the most experienced fighters in the world.
Don’t miss it!
Keep an eye on JD Sports and the JD blog to see more from the Gym King x JD partnership in the future.