Topps just announced they've reached an agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on exclusive rights to UFC-brand cards. The deal, which runs through May, 2011, includes all of UFC's history. The press release also mentions memorabilia cards including match gloves and Octogon swatches. Expect the first Topps UFC set in early 2009.
All I can say is, it's about time. I've been wondering when a UFC set would be produced for a couple of years now. My guess is that this won't affect Upper Deck's upcoming MMA set as it features past and present fighters and doesn't focus on the UFC brand.