Five More Join EA SPORTS UFC

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
EA SPORTS UFC will feature around 100 fighters when it is released. With time running out before the game is released, EA is increasing the speed with which the fighters for their upcoming title are announced. The five newest reveals, featuring a Heavyweight, two Middleweights and two Welterweights, brings the total up to 36 confirmed names.

Carlos Condit

Carlos Condit

• Nickname: The Natural Born Killer
• Current Record: 29-7-0
• From: Albuquerque, NM, USA
• Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
• Age: 29
• Height: 6’2” (187 cm)
• Weight: 170 lbs (77kg)
• Strengths: Striking, Submissions, Endurance

A perennial top contender in the UFC’s Welterweight division, former interim champ Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit is never far from claiming UFC gold. A former WEC title-holder, Condit has proven himself a versatile fighter and fan-favorite, capable of producing fireworks – win or lose – whenever he steps inside the Octagon. Rangy, durable and notoriously tough to finish, The Natural Born Killer represents a challenge for any fighter in the division.
Francis Carmont

Francis Carmont

• Nickname: Limitless
• Current Record: 22-7-0
• From: Paris, France
• Fights Out Of: Montreal, QC, Canada
• Age: 32
• Height: 6’3” (190 cm)
• Weight: 185 lbs (84kg)
• Strengths: Striking

Hailing from Paris, France and fighting out of Montreal’s famed Tristar gym, Francis “Limitless” Carmont has been on the rise since entering the UFC in October of 2011. A teammate of former Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Carmont has proven that he’s capable of ending fights on his feet or on the ground, earning 10 of his career wins by submission and six by KO. After seeing his 11 fight win-streak recently snapped by Ronaldo Souza, Carmont will be looking to get back to his winning ways and continue climbing the Middleweight ladder.
Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks

• Nickname: Bigg Rigg
• Current Record: 15-2-0
• From: Ada, OK, USA
• Fights Out Of: Dallas, TX, USA
• Age: 30
• Height: 5’9” (175 cm)
• Weight: 170 lbs (77kg)
• Strengths: Elite Wrestling, Power

One of the UFC’s fastest rising stars and easily one of the most feared fighters in the Welterweight Division, Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks packs enough power to end every fight with a single shot. From an elite wresting pedigree, to a devastating left hand, to a solid chin, Hendricks has all the tools needed to either go the distance or down opponents quickly, and has ended eight of his 15 career wins by KO.
Junior Dos Santos

Junior Dos Santos

• Nickname: Cigano
• Current Record: 16-3-0
• From: Santa Catarina, Brazil
• Fights Out Of: Salvador, Bahia Brazil
• Age: 30
• Height: 6’4” (193 cm)
• Weight: 238 lbs (108kg)
• Strengths: Boxing, Strength, KO Power

Possessing some of the most polished and powerful boxing the UFC’s Heavyweight division has to offer, it is little surprise that 13 of Junior Dos Santos’ 16 MMA wins have come by way of knockout. The former Heavyweight champ, Cigano has only two losses to his name in 12 UFC appearances, with both being handed to him by current title-holder Cain Velasquez. Chances are it won’t be too long before Dos Santos’ name finds its way back into the title-contention picture.
Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida

• Nickname: The Dragon
• Current Record: 21-4-0
• From: Salvador, Brazil
• Fights Out Of: Los Angeles, CA, USA
• Age: 35
• Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
• Weight: 185 lbs (84kg)
• Strengths: Karate, Unorthodox Style, Speed

Possessing one of the most technical and unorthodox styles in MMA today, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has been getting his arm raised in the Octagon since February of 2007. A former UFC Light Heavyweight title-holder, Machida made the move to Middleweight in 2013, instantly becoming one of the division’s top contenders. An elusive stand-up game and an talent for counter-striking has helped The Dragon score his share of highlight reel knockouts including a memorable front-kick KO against the legendary Randy Couture.
As the game approaches its spring release, EA had better hurry if they're to announce the remaining 60 or so fighters.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.