With almost 21 years since the series first began, Keisuke Itagaki's Baki the Grappler is one of the heavyweights of fighting manga. US-based mixed martial arts fight promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is only two years younger, will be returning to Japan for the first time in over a decade on February 26th.
By what we imagine can be no sheer coincidence, BEAMS is selling a Baki x UFC t-shirt, featuring the promotion's logo with Baki the Grappler's titular fighter depicted as on the cover of volume 6 of the third Baki manga series, Baki: Son of the Ogre. The limited edition t-shirt is selling for ¥5,040 (about US $64).
The cover illustration:
via Comic Natalie