We've hit the half-way mark. With around 100 fighters to feature in EA Sports' upcoming EA SPORTS UFC
, the latest reveals take the total number of confirmed names to 53. Here are the latest fighters to join the roster:
• Nickname: The Count
• Current Record: 25-5-0
• From: Manchester, England
• Fights Out Of: Manchester, England
• Age: 35
• Height: 6’2” (187 cm)
• Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
• Strengths: Striking, Cardio
The UK’s most popular MMA star, winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 3, and one of the most colorful personalities on the UFC’s roster, Michael “The Count” Bisping has been a staple within the organization dating back to 2006. After dropping down from Light Heavyweight to find a permanent home in the UFC’s Middleweight division, Bisping has proven himself to be a perennial Top 5 contender at 185lbs. Sidelined with an eye injury since 2013, The Count will be looking to string together some wins to get his name back into the title-contention picture.
• Nickname: Hapa
• Current Record: 16-1-1
• From: Honolulu, HI, USA
• Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
• Age: 31
• Height: 6’7” (200 cm)
• Weight: 255 lbs (115 kg)
• Strengths: Striking, Well-Rounded Ground Game, Size
One of the fastest rising stars of the UFC’s Heavyweight division, Travis “Hapa” Browne has shown consistent improvement every time he’s stepped into the Octagon since first making this debut with the organization back in 2010. Since dropping his bout to Bigfoot Silva after tearing a hamstring mid-fight, Browne has been on an impressive march towards a title shot, stringing together three straight wins and three Knockout of the Night bonuses. Known for putting on entertaining fights and putting up big finishes, it’s likely only a matter of time before UFC fans see Hapa challenging for the belt.
• Nickname: Girl-Rilla
• Current Record: 8-4-0
• From: Lafeyette, LA, USA
• Fights Out Of: San Diego, CA, USA
• Age: 30
• Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
• Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
• Strengths: Power, Takedowns, Ground and Pound
A former member of the US Marine Corps, Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche holds the distinction of making history when she faced current champion Ronda Rousey in the first-ever women’s bout to take place in the UFC. Winner of three of her last five bouts, Carmouche has been competing professionally since 2010 and will be looking to notch another win when she squares off against the No. 3 ranked Miesha Tate.
• Nickname: The Eagle
• Current Record: 21-0-0
• From: Dagestan, Russia
• Fights Out Of: Dagestan, Russia
• Age: 25
• Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
• Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
• Strengths: Wrestling
When you start your career with a 21-0-0 record, including going 5-0 upon entering the UFC, there’s a good chance people are going to take notice. With an impressive record already under his belt at the age of 25, it’s clear that Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov is quickly establishing himself as some of the toughest competition the UFC’s Lightweight division has to offer. The Eagle boasts a well-rounded skillset that has helped him earn seven wins by KO and another seven by submission, while also logging finishes in 10 of his last 13 wins.
Enter the cage when EA SPORTS UFC
is due to be released on June 17th, 2014 in North America and June 20th in Europe.