EA has decided to go with a drip-feed strategy for EA SPORTS UFC
. Having already revealed a total of 18 male fighters and two female fighters, their latest update has announced the next three men with which players can battle it out. The newest additions are Scott Jorgensen, Cub Swanson and Frank Mir.
• Nickname: NA
• Current Record: 20-5-0
• From: Palm Springs, CA, USA
• Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
• Age: 30
• Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
• Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
• Strengths: Gound Game, Scrambling, Jiu-Jitsu Background
A veteran of 25 professional MMA bouts in a career spanning back to 2004, Cub Swanson has been on a roll since the start of 2012. Unorthodox, unpredictable and rapidly establishing himself as a true contender in the Featherweight division, Swanson is currently riding a five-fight win-streak that saw his post wins over Top 10 divisional-talent, Dustin Poirier and Dennis Siver. Four of Swanson’s past five wins have come by way of knockout.
• Nickname: NA
• Current Record: 16-9-0
• From: Las Vegas, NV, USA
• Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV, USA
• Age: 34
• Height: 6’3” (190 cm)
• Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
• Strengths: Great Submissions, Improved Striking, Two-Time Heavyweight Champion
Stepping into the Octagon for the first time in only his third pro bout, Frank Mir has been a staple of the UFC’s Heavyweight division since 2001. After winning the Heavyweight title from Tim Sylvia in 2004, Mir was sidelined for 20 months by a near career-ending motorcycle accident. His return to the sport is recognized as one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history, with Mir managing to fight his way back to become the division’s interim champion in 2008. An impressive ground game has helped Mir secure devastating submission wins over, Sylvia, Brock Lesnar, Cheick Kongo and Minotauro Nogueira.
• Nickname: Young Guns
• Current Record: 14-7-0
• From: Payson, UT, USA
• Fights Out Of: Boise, ID, USA
• Age: 31
• Height: 5’4” (162 cm)
• Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
• Strengths: Outstanding Wrestling, Great Conditioning, Very Aggressive
After going 7-3 over the course of his stint in the WEC, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen made his UFC debut in 2011, KOing Ken Stone on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Possessing a well-rounded game and a knack for pushing the pace inside the Octagon, Jorgensen has gone toe-to-toe with some of best fighters on the planet including Urijah Faber, Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao. Following his sixth UFC bout, Jorgensen dropped down a weight class, making the move from Bantamweight to Flyweight.
With a total of 23 fighters currently on the roster, we're certain that there will be more revealed before the game releases for the Xbox One this spring. As soon as the next batch of fighters gets announced, we'll be sure to let you know.