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EA SPORTS UFC – Roster Reveal - Teaser

Boasting the deepest, most explosive talent pool of any MMA organization on the planet, the UFC has built its reputation on showcasing the best and brightest athletes mixed martial arts has to offer. EA SPORTS UFC will do the same next Spring.

Fans will feel the emotion, intensity and intelligence of UFC fighters brought to life on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. So which UFC fighters will be included in EA SPORTS UFC? Dig in below, and expect more fighter reveals as we move closer to launch.

Jon Jones:

  • Nickname: Bones
  • Record: 18-1-0
  • From: Rochester, NY USA
  • Fights out of: Endicott, NY USA
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6' 4" (193 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai

Not only is Jon “Bones” Jones the youngest champion in UFC history, but with virtually no weaknesses in his game, the Light-Heavyweight title-holder is considered by many the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. At the age of 26, and hailing from a family of athletes—both his younger and older brothers currently play in the NFL—Jones has nothing but time ahead of him to polish his skills. This young superstar’s potential is limitless.

Benson Henderson:

  • Nickname: Smooth
  • Record: 19-3-0
  • From: Colorado Springs, CO USA
  • Fights out of: Glendale, AZ USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs. (70 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling, good subs and ground and pound

After making a seamless transition from the WEC to the UFC, Benson “Smooth” Henderson bulldozed the UFC Lightweight division from the moment he stepped into the Octagon. With a dominant wrestling game at the base of his skill-set, Henderson won the belt from Frankie Edgar in UFC 144,  defending it three times before  being submitted by arch-rival Anthony Pettis at UFC 164.

Anthony Pettis:

  • Nickname: Showtime
  • Record: 17-2-0
  • From: Milwaukee, WI USA
  • Fights out of: Milwaukee, WI USA
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5' 10" (177 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs. (70 kg)
  • Strengths: Excellent standup, strong ground game, creativity

You don’t get a nickname like “Showtime” without having some flash in the Octagon, and Pettis has one of the most creative and unorthodox stand-up styles in the UFC.After dropping jaws across the world with his “Showtime Kick” on Benson Henderson at the 2010 WEC finale in 2010, he went two-for-two against Bendo, this time submitting him at UFC 164 to claim the Lightweight crown.

Chuck Liddell:

  • Nickname: The Iceman
  • Record: 21-8-0
  • From: Santa Barbara, CA USA
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 6' 2" (187 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Excellent striker, well-rounded grappler

The epitome of a UFC “Hall of Famer,” Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell utilized his seek-and-destroy style of stand-up to rack up the second most career knockouts in UFC history, behind only Anderson Silva. Liddell held the Light Heavyweight Championship title from April 2005 to May 2007, and is considered to be one of the top Light Heavyweight fighters in the history of the weight class..

Alexander Gustafsson:

  • Nickname: The Mauler
  • Record: 15-1-0
  • From: Arboga, Sweden
  • Fights out of: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6' 5" (195 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Aggressiveness, good standup

Known for his relentless aggression in the Octagon, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson is one of the best fighters to emerge from Europe in recent years. His record in the UFC speaks for itself,  as the hard-hitting Swede has built a reputation as one of the world’s most-feared Light Heavyweight contenders..

Ronda Rousey:

  • Nickname: Rowdy
  • Record: 7-0-0
  • From: Riverside, California USA
  • Fights out of: Venice, California USA
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs. (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Takedowns, Submissions, Explosiveness, Olympic experience

Queen of the arm-bar, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey has ended every single one of her seven professional fights with her signature submission. Fighting runs in Rousey’s family. Her mother, Ann Maria DeMars, was the first American woman to win a World Judo Championship, andRousey took the honors of becoming the UFC’s inaugural Woman’s Bantam Weight Champion at UFC 157 with a decisive win over Liz Carmouche.

Miesha Tate:

  • Nickname: Cupcake
  • Record: 13-4-0
  • From: Tacoma, Washington USA
  • Fights out of: Yakima, Washington USA
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5' 6" (167 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs. (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Submission Wrestling

Miesha “Cupcake” Tate joined Ronda Rousey in the history books as the first-ever first female coaches on The Ultimate Fighter. Winner of seven of her last nine bouts, Tate will be looking to avenge her 2012 Strikeforce loss to Rousey when the two coaches renew their rivalry and clash again at UFC 168.

Feel the fight as the action, emotion, and intensity inside the Octagon are brought to life like never before. The next generation of MMA fighting begins spring of 2014 when EA SPORTS UFC is released for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.

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