For the first time ever in an UFC
game, female fighters will be entering the fray for EA SPORTS UFC
. The two fighters announced so far are the UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, and the top bantamweight contender, Miesha Tate.
Dean Richards, General Manager for EA SPORTS UFC
, had this to say about the addition of women to the roster:
This is a great moment for video games and for Mixed Martial Arts. In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with.
Dana White, the President of UFC, added:
Since we added the Women’s Bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone. The fights are always exciting, Ronda Rousey is as talented as any champion in the UFC and her rivalry with Miesha Tate is one of the most intense in UFC history. The female division has become a huge part of the UFC and fans will now be able to experience fighting with them in the game.
To celebrate this addition, EA Sports have also interviewed Ronda Rousey about her rivalry with Miesha Tate and how they'll have to work together for The Ultimate Fighter 18:
EA Sports UFC
is set to fight its way into stores Spring 2014.