- Amanda Nunes has partnered with Armadillo Studios to release a slots game based on her career.
- Nunes recently lost her Bantamweight belt, but retains her Featherweight title.
- Armadillo seems to be aiming at expanding gender balance in casino gameplay.
MIAMI - Amanda Nunes has partnered with Armadillo Studios to release a slot machine game based on her storied UFC career.
Although The Lioness was upset in her last outing by Julianna Peña, losing her UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship belt, MMA betting fans still know her as one of the most famous and talented fighters on the planet - and still holds the UFC Women’s Featherweight belt.
Perhaps this is the right time for her to start branching out, especially if her loss to Peña foretells further losses in the future.
Even if it doesn’t, she’s in the middle of a comeback story right now, and that could be good for promoting this new game.
Nunes’ statement on the game emphasized how excited she was for the game to release, and how unique the opportunity to be involved in a project like this was.
“I’m thrilled to be involved in this awesome project,” said Nunes. “Having a brand-new slot title made from scratch in my image by a US game studio is an exciting adventure and rare opportunity. I hope that sports fans all over the world will be just as excited as I am and curious enough to take it for a spin.”
Armadillo Studios - A Newcomer With Pedigree
Armadillo Studios is a newly founded subsidiary of EveryMatrix, and opened in 2021 as an attempt at developing games for the US market.
EveryMatrix is an online gambling software supply company - they make online casino games across the world, and Armadillo is their attempt at aiming specifically at America.
This partnership with Nunes seems to be built along those lines - she’s a marketable star in America, and arguably the most famous female fighter in the world, a fact that is not lost on Armadillo Studios execs.
Razvan Haiduc, who heads up Armadillo, and used to work at EveryMatrix, praised the deal both as a leader of his company and as a fan of MMA and Nunes.
“As a fan of MMA myself, I’m very excited to be working with Amanda,” said Haiduc. “Her global presence is huge, and we are ready to use it to provide some well-needed gender balance to the casino vertical.”
Haiduc continued: “Armadillo Studios has ambitious plans for 2022, and our tie with Amanda is the first step in the right direction. This branded game is set to hit the market in the second half of 2022 and we are confident it will be a massive success.”