The UFC and Reebok announced today the addition of Montreal lightweight grappler Olivier Aubin-Mercier (6-1-0) to its fitness brand team of athletes.
The team includes Anthony Pettis, women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, welterweight Johny Hendricks and more.
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Aubin-Mercier is scheduled to fight American David Michaud at UFC 186 Saturday.
— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) April 22, 2015
“The Reebok brand is about inspiring people to become better versions of themselves and we look forward to supporting Olivier in his quest to become a champion UFC fighter,” Stewart Clark, Director of Marketing for Reebok Canada said.
Aubin-Mercier finished in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs Australia show. With the ongoing debate of UFC fighter pay, he seemed appreciative of the selection.
“Being a Reebok ambassador will allow me to keep progressing in my sport and reach the top of my weight class,” Aubin-Mercier said. “Reebok believes in training hard and pushing you past your limits to achieve new goals and this is the only way for me to get to where I want to go. Having a global brand’s trust and support gives me extra motivation to get there.”
Fans may be interested in knowing that Aubin-Mercier’s own Reebok walkout t-shirt will be available starting Fight Night, at the Reebok Fithub, at 1204 Ste-Catherine St. West.