EA Sports edges closer and closer to the unannounced release date of their EA Sports UFC game and as they do so, they have regularly trickled out screen-shots and information on the game including their series of fighter unveilings.
The latest set of fighter likenesses revealed from the game features the UFC lightweight champion, and contenders in the middleweight and heavyweight divisions.
The first was UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
Here are Pettis’ in-game profile stats:
- Nickname: Showtime
- Current Record: 17-2-0
- From: Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Fights Out Of: Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Age: 27
- Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
- Weight: 155 lbs (70kg)
- Strengths: Excellent Standup, Strong Ground Game, Creativity
The WEC’s final Lightweight champion and the UFC’s current Lightweight title-holder, Anthony
“Showtime” Pettis brings some flash with him every time he steps into the Octagon. The Milwaukee native possesses a deep bag of tricks that’s helped him emerge as the winner of eight of his last nine bouts. After securing himself a place on MMA’s all-time highlight reel by landing the cage-jumping “Showtime Kick”, Pettis went on to prove his ground game could be just as slick, winning his UFC title with a Submission-of-the-Year-worthy armbar.
The next was middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi. He just came from his second fight in the UFC, a decision loss to Lyoto Machida, but willt ry to rebound against Mark Munoz in Berlin later this year.
Here are Mousasi’s in-game profile stats:
- Nickname: NA
- Current Record: 34-4-2
- From: The Netherlands
- Fights Out Of: Leiden, The Netherlands
- Age: 28
- Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
- Weight: 185 lbs (84kg)
- Strengths: Well-rounded
With a pro career that spans all the way back to 2003, Gegard Mousasi has already put together an impressive record despite being 28 years of age. A talented finisher, only five of Mousasi’s 34 victories have come by way of decision, earning 19 other wins by knockout and another 10 by submission. After emerging victorious against Ilir Lafiti in his UFC debut in 2013, Mousasi was recently handed one of the few losses of his career by Lyoto Machida. He’ll be looking to bounce back with a win in his next fight and crack the Middleweight Top 10.
The final fighter revealed was heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum. A Strikeforce import like Mousasi, Werdum has poised himself for a shot at the title if he beats Travis Browne in April.
Here is Werdum’s in-game profile stats:
- Nickname: Vai Cavalo
- Current Record: 17-5-1
- From: Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Fights Out Of: Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Age: 36
- Height: 6’4” (193 cm)
- Weight: 239 lbs (108kg)
- Strengths: Ground Game
One of the biggest threats currently throwing down in the UFC’s Heavyweight division, Fabricio Werdum is a true MMA veteran and boasts a professional career that dates all the way back to 2002. Riding a three-fight win streak since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, Werdum has most recently showcased his versatile skill-set with a KO win over Mike Russow followed by a submission victory over Minotauro Nogueira. Currently, Werdum ranks among the top five Heavyweights in the UFC.
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