EA SPORTS UFC Roster Reveal

By Cindy Minguez, 4 years ago
In another round of reveals, EA Sports has released images and stats on five new fighters for their upcoming EA SPORTS UFC.

Boasting the deepest, most explosive talent pool of any MMA organization on the planet, the UFC has built its reputation on showcasing the best and brightest athletes that mixed martial arts has to offer. This spring, EA SPORTS UFC will do the same.

Over the next few months we’ll reveal the roster of EA SPORTS UFC, along with screenshots showcasing their next-gen likeness for the first time.

Jake Ellenberger

Nickname: The Juggernaut
Current Record: 29-7-0
From: Sparta, Omaha, NE, USA
Fights Out Of: Lake Forest, CA, USA
Age: 29
Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Strengths: Heavy Hands, Granite Chin, Heart, Experience, Well-Rounded

Owning a pair of the heaviest hands in the UFC’s Welterweight division, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger’s 20 career TKOs are good for one of the highest knockout ratios in his weight-class. A former U.S. Marine, Ellenberger began his professional MMA career in 2005, before making his UFC debut against Carlos Condit in September of 2009. Winner of eight of his last 10 bouts, Ellenberger will be look to begin stringing together a new series of wins when he faces Robbie Lawler at UFC 173.

Joseph Benavidez

Nickname: NA
Current Record: 20-4-0
From: San Antonio, TX, USA
Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA, USA
Age: 29
Height: 5’4” (162 cm)
Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
Strengths: Conditioning, Speed

Unquestionably one of the most dynamic and talented fighters in the UFC’s young Flyweight division, Joseph Benavidez was also nearly the organization inaugural Flyweight champion, dropping a narrow split decision to Demetrious Johnson in 2012. Since that time, Benavidez has gone on to win four of five bouts, with his only loss coming in a rematch with Johnson. Wasting little time before rebounding from the setback, Benavidez most recently earned his 20th career victory with a Performance of the Night submission win over Tim Elliott at UFC 172.

Martin Kampmann

Nickname: The Hitman
Current Record: 20-7-0
From: Aarhus, Denmark
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Age: 32
Height: 6’0” (182 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Strengths: Knockout Power, Underrated Ground Game, Discipline

A UFC veteran since making his debut with the organization back in August of 2006, Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann is known for his standout striking while also being able to get things done on the ground as evidenced by his six submission wins. During his UFC tenure, Kampmann has displayed a knack for putting on exciting fights, earning two Fight of the Night and two Submission of the Night bonuses as well as one Knockout of the Night performance. Following back to back losses to Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit, Kampmann is currently taking some time off from competing in the UFC.

Renan Barao

Nickname: The Baron
Current Record: 34-1-0, 1NC
From: Natal, Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age: 27
Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
Strengths: Submissions, Striking, Training Team

Owner of a 22-fight winning streak, Renan Barao has quickly established himself as dominant force in the UFC’s Bantamweight division. After initially claiming the division’s interim title while Dominick Cruz was shelved by injury, Barao has since been promoted the official Bantamweight champion, most recently defending the strap against top contender Urijah Faber. With fellow Brazilian UFC champ, Jose Aldo as a training partner, Barao has continued to improve with every new foray into the Octagon. Always looking to keep the fight out of the judges’ hands, Barao is a consummate finisher boasting eight wins by KO and another 14 by submission.

Tim Elliott

Nickname: NA
Current Record: 10-5-1
From: Wichita, KS, USA
Fights Out Of: Lee’s Summit, MO, USA
Age: 27
Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
Strengths: Sets a Fast Pace, Good Scrambler, Always Moving Forward

UFC Flyweight Tim Elliott is living proof that sometimes it can take a fighter a few bouts to hit their stride. After going 0-2-1 to begin his professional MMA career in 2009, Elliott proceeded to find his groove, getting an arm raised in 10 of his next 13 bouts. Capable of getting things done whenever the fight goes, four of Elliott’s 10 wins have come by way of submission, with another three coming via knockout. Elliott notably earned one of his knockout wins over former UFC champion Jens Pulver in December of 2011.
EA SPORTS UFC is set to be released for next-gen consoles on June 17th in North America and June 20th in Europe.
Cindy Minguez
Written by Cindy Minguez
Cindy has been writing for TA/TT for three years now and is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueTrophies. She's an English instructor at a small college and considered a remarkably cool teacher for knowing all about Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Diablo III.