UFC 229 Commission

A friend of mine commissioned me to create a promotional poster for UFC #229 featuring Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. He wanted to use it as a fun way to advertise that his restaurant/bar would be broadcasting the fight. I went with the idea of designing a fighting game-style character selection screen as if a video game were being played by two people, where Conor and Khabib were the chosen fighters to face off in this fictitious fighting game. I made them look ghoulish and beastly, and added in some other weird characters that were “playable” in the game.