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The Sandbox partners with MetaFight to create new MMA-themed experience

Exclusive time-limited experience will take players outside the MMA cage for original quests and challenges


28 June 2023 - The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced a partnership with MMA management game MetaFight to create an exclusive, time-limited MMA-themed experience in The Sandbox. The MetaFight experience in The Sandbox will be separate and complementary to the MetaFight game, with unique gameplay activity and rewards.

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MetaFight is an MMA management game featuring real fighters, where the player starts as an MMA fighter who realizes that their passion is to teach the art of competitive mixed martial arts combat. Players then build their gym, recruit and train fighters, and have them compete against the rosters of other players to claim rewards.


The MetaFight experience in The Sandbox will take players outside the gym. Through their avatar, the player will be an active participant who fights opponents, engages in social features, and undertakes quests. Player progress will be reflected in their leaderboard score, opening the way to earn rewards for as long as the experience is live.


“MMA is a sport with strong global appeal and we’re excited to bring its spirit to The Sandbox with MetaFight,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. “This partnership plays to both of our strengths with MetaFight’s knowledge of MMA gaming and our expansive metaverse and unique gameplay opportunities.”

Part virtual real estate, part amusement park, The Sandbox fully embraces the idea of the metaverse as a continuous shared digital space where worlds and heroes collide to make magic. Over 400 partners have joined The Sandbox, including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari, all following The Sandbox team’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences using both original and well-known characters and worlds.


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About The Sandbox

The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real estate demand, having partnered with major brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari. Building on the existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium, and Discord.

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, Phantom Galaxies, Life Beyond, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Life Beyond Studios, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of over 450 Web3 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit or follow on Twitter or Facebook.

About MetaFight

MetaFight is the only globally licensed brand for MMA that aims to revolutionize card collecting, sports gaming, and the way sports are broadcasted. With already over 500 licenses under its belt, MetaFight counts brands like Venum, world champion athletes such as Alex Pereira, Valentina Schevchenko and Ciryl Gane, or leagues like Brave CF or Ares FC among its partners, with whom they have carried out the world first six broadcasts of MMA fights in the Metaverse.

MetaFight delivers a new game experience in the MMA field,  mixing the real and digital, focused on the management of a gym. All the while bringing tangible rewards to the player based on their performance, it redistributes the revenue made towards the fighters.

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