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PokerStars strengthens partnership with UFC

PokerStars has strengthened its partnership with UFC, announcing the voice of the Octagon Bruce Buffer, UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and flamboyant light heavyweight Johnny Walker as new brand ambassadors.

All three new ambassadors played a prominent role at a special press event following the weigh-ins prior to the UFC PPV 237: NAMAJUNAS vs ANDRADE, which took place in Rio de Janeiro last Saturday. During the event, PokerStars also announced the launching of first co-branded product, UFC Spin & Go’s.

The newest members of Team PokerStars were welcomed into the team by PokerStars Ambassador and professional poker player Andre Akkari. “For me and for many Brazilians, poker and MMA are passions,” said Akkari. “To give poker fans opportunities to engage with the UFC and to give UFC fans more ways to engage with what they love is really exciting. It’s an honour to have such incredible athletes in our corner.”

UFC announcer Bruce Buffer added: “This partnership brings together two heavyweights of the entertainment world and, luckily for me, two of my great passions. I’ve been a poker player all my life. I’m a regular at the tables in my hometown and I remember seeing Moneymaker’s legendary performance back in 2003 right before he became a member of Team PokerStars. To join him alongside this great line-up of athletes and poker pros is a great honour for me.”

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