The computer graphics whizzes at EA Sports have released a new photo of the computer animated version of former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans. This is how Evans will appear in the new EA Sports UFC Game.
As you can see, the graphics are quite impressive to say the least.
Evans (19-3) is currently scheduled to take on the undefeated former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier (13-0) at UFC 170. The former champ is currently riding a two-fight win streak with back-to-back victories over Dan Henderson (29-11) and Chael Sonnen (28-14-1).
As for Cormier, he recently bested Roy Nelson (19-9) via unanimous decision at UFC 166. His upcoming bout against Evans will mark his debut in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Cormier is said by many to be a serious threat to light heavyweight champ Jon Jones’ (19-1) title reign. Even so, he’ll have to get past Evans before he makes any plans on snatching the belt from Jones.
Both of these fighters have many similar physical attributes and fighting backgrounds. Cormier and Evans are both 5’11, and Evans also started out as a heavyweight before making the cut to light heavyweight. The two of them have strong wrestling backgrounds. As a collegiate wrestler, Evans was an NCAA nationals qualifier and was one match away from making all-American status. Cormier was an NCAA runner-up and lost to American wrestling legend Cael Sanderson (For those of our readers who don’t know who Cael Sanderson is, he is one of the best wrestlers in American history). After completing his collegiate wrestler career at Oklahoma State University, he succeeded in trying out for the US Olympic wrestling team and was even named team captain in 2008.
It’s interesting to see if the fighters will try to wrestle one another or keep it on the feet and strike.
UFC 170 will take place on February 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.