September 14, 2008

by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Round 5 recently announced that it has secured UFC fighter Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva as the fourth and final fighter that will round out its Series 2 of collectible mixed martial arts figures. Silva completes the Series 2 line-up, which already features Sean “Muscle Shark” Sherk, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, and Rich “Ace” Franklin.

Series 2 is set to find its way into stores in time for this year’s Christmas shopping season.

Damon Lau, president of Round 5, says of the announcement of Wanderlei Silva, “After the successful release of our first series, we are thrilled to exclusively secure Wanderlei Silva as the fourth and final character to join our eagerly awaited Series 2.”

The collectible figures from Round 5 have become a popular item for mixed martial arts fans, noted for their extreme attention to detail.

Series 1 of the figures featured Tito Ortiz, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Randy Couture, and Matt Hughes, all current or former UFC champions.

The 6″ MMA collectable figures will be available in stores across North America including Champ Sports, F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment), KB Toys, Toys R Us Canada and distributed exclusively in the U.K. by Made For Fighters.