First Batch of Fighters Revealed for EA SPORTS UFC

By Marc Caccamise, 4 years ago
For big-time UFC fans, it's probably not too difficult to imagine which fighters will be making the roster in EA SPORTS UFC. We already know that Jon "Bones" Jones and Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson will be around, being the co-cover fighters and all, but now we're going to start getting a look at the roster in its entirety, little by little.

On a timeline of weekly installments, EA will be revealing the fighters that will make up the roster. This will include next-gen screenshots of the fighters, a look at their basic stats, and a short bio of their career highlights. With all that said, let's take a look at the first ten fighters that can be expected in EA SPORTS UFC.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
- Nickname: Minotauro
- Current Record: 34-8-1, 1 NC
- Division: Heavyweight
- Strengths: Stamina, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing

Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira is one of only three fighters to win both the UFC and Pride Heavyweight belts. Throughout his career, he has picked up wins against the top talents in his division and has also become a fan favorite due to his displays of toughness and comeback wins.

Demetrious Johnson
- Nickname: Mighty Mouse
- Current Record: 19-2-1
- Division: Flyweight
- Strengths: Speed, Conditioning, Technique

Johnson, who is regarded as one of the quickest fighters in the UFC, became the inaugural champion of the Flyweight Division in 2012. Since then, he has defended the title on three different occasions in 2013 and is currently on a five-fight winning streak.

Rashad Evans
- Nickname: Suga
- Current Record: 24-3-1
- Division: Light Heavyweight
- Strengths: Takedowns, Takedown Defense, Speed

"Suga" Rashad Evans is one of only three Ultimate Fighter winners to also go on to claim a UFC Championship. Being among the division's Top-Ten for a lengthy period of time, Rashad has compiled notable wins against fighters such as Rampage Jackson, Chuck Liddell, and Dan Henderson, to name a few.

Chael Sonnen
- Nickname: The American Gangster
- Current Record: 29-14-1
- Division: Light Heavyweight / Middleweight
- Strengths: Wrestling, Constant Pressure, Stamina

Undoubtedly one of, if not the most vocal fighters in the UFC, Chael Sonnen is a masterful promoter of the sport. Never shying away from the chance to trash talk his opponent, Sonnen has been a part of some of the most anticipated fights in recent years, including match-ups against Anderson Silva and Jon Jones.

Alexander Gustafsson
- Nickname: The Mauler
- Current Record: 15-2-0
- Division: Light Heavyweight
- Strengths: Aggressiveness, Standup

One of the co-cover athletes for the game, Alexander Gustafsson has an impressive 7-2 record since entering the UFC. His most recent fight. against none other than his fellow co-cover fighter Jon Jones, won Fight of the Night honors at UFC 165, as well as Fight of the Year.

Georges St-Pierre
- Nickname: Rush
- Current Record: 25-2-0
- Division: Welterweight
- Strengths: Athleticism, Well-Rounded, Discipline

GSP recently decided to step away from MMA, though he may return in the future, but that does not diminish the impressive career he has already put together. St-Pierre won the UFC Welterweight Championship on two different occasions; the most current title he defended nine straight times leading up to his recent vacating of the title.

Jon Jones
- Nickname: Bones
- Current Record: 19-1-0
- Division: Light Heavyweight
- Strengths: Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai

Jon "Bones" Jones is without a doubt one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, and that is probably why he was made one of the co-cover athletes without being voted on. Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history when he defeated Maurício Rua for the Light Heavyweight Championship and has since defended the title six times. His only current loss in his career came from a disqualification due to illegal 12-6 elbow strikes.

Note: The fighters listed above are not accompanied by their screenshots because the pictures were featured in an earlier article. If you would like to view these images, then head on over here.
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Forrest Griffin
- Nickname: N/A
- Current Record: 19-7-0
- Division: Light Heavyweight
- Strengths: Well Rounded, Grappling, Heart

Forrest Griffin may have retired from the UFC, but it appears his career will live on as he takes his place on the roster. Griffin was the winner of the first season of the Ultimate Fighter, and was a one-time Light Heavyweight Champion, picking up several Fight of the Night honors along the way in his career.

Chan Sung Jung

Chan Sung Jung
- Nickname: The Korean Zombie
- Current Record: 13-4-0
- Division: Featherweight
- Strengths: Punching Power, Granite Jaw, Aggressiveness

"The Korean Zombie" is known for his unrelenting pressure in the octagon, which has often lead to some very memorable fights. He was the first fighter in UFC history to submit his opponent using the Twister, which earned him the 2011 Submission of the Year honor. He lost his most recent fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 163 for the UFC Featherweight Championship.

Costas Philippou

Costas Philippou

- Nickname: N/A
- Current Record: 12-4-0, 1 NC
- Division: Middleweight
- Strengths: Striking

Entering the MMA scene in 2008, Costas Philippou has remained a constant threat in his division. Costas' big strength is his striking abilities which he has backed up with his six wins by knockout.

Based on EA's timeline, new fighters will be revealed every week until the roster is completely revealed. EA SPORTS UFC is set to release on the Xbox One sometime this spring.
Marc Caccamise
Written by Marc Caccamise
Writer of news, features, and reviews for TrueAchievements since June 2013. Discovered the incredible world of video games at a young age with Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, and haven't looked back since. Outside of gaming, I'm usually found reading up on various history topics or rooting for the lowly Buffalo Bills and Sabres.