EA SPORTS UFC Reveals Ten More Fighters

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
If you live in North America, there are less than seven days to go before EA SPORTS UFC hits retailers. After we were promised that there would be around 100 playable fighters in the title, EA was on a bit of a tight time schedule to announce all of them before the game's release. Even though we get ten more names today, that still leaves 20 names to be revealed and its unlikely that we'll know about all of them before June 17th. Who are you hoping will still make the game?
Vitor Belfort 1

Vitor Belfort 2

Vitor Belfort

• Nickname: The Phenom
• Current Record: 24-10-0
• From: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
• Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV, USA
• Age: 37
• Height: 6’0” (182 cm)
• Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
• Strengths: Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Explosive Striking

When it comes to longevity in an MMA career, it’s hard to do much better than Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort. Still very much in the mix to claim a UFC title, Belfort made his UFC debut all the way back in 1997 at UFC 12 where he emerged at the winner of that Heavyweight tournament. After facing Jon Jones for the title at Light Heavyweight, Belfort dropped down to Middleweight where he rattled off three consecutive Knockout of the Night wins over Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson. Winner of 10 of his last 12 bouts and boasting 17 of his 21 career wins by KO, Belfort has shown no signs of slowing down in his near-20-year career.
Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier

• Nickname: DC
• Current Record: 15-0-0
• From: Lafayette, LA, USA
• Fights Out Of: San Jose, CA, USA
• Age: 35
• Height: 5’11” (180 cm)
• Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
• Strengths: Wrestling

With an Olympic pedigree and an ever-evolving skill set as a mixed martial artist, Daniel “DC” Cormier has rapidly developed a reputation as one of the most dangerous fighters competing in the UFC’s upper weight classes. After debuting in the Octagon as a Heavyweight and putting together consecutive wins over Frank Mir and Roy Nelson, DC transitioned to the UFC’s Light Heavyweight division where he remained undefeated with victories over Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson. With a spotless record under his belt and arguably some of the best wrestling in the organization, expect to see Cormier fighting for a UFC title sooner than later.
Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar

• Nickname: The Answer
• Current Record: 15-4-1
• From: Summit, NJ, USA
• Fights Out Of: Toms River, NJ, USA
• Age: 32
• Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
• Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
• Strengths: Wrestling, Cardio, Boxing

A fan-favorite and one of the most durable fighters to ever step into the Octagon, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar has been competing in the UFC since February of 2007. With a well-earned reputation for putting on exciting fights, Edgar boasts seven Fight of the Night bonuses, tying him with Diego Sanchez for the most in the organization’s history. A former UFC Lightweight Champion, Edgar logged two successful title defenses and one title retention before eventually losing to Benson Henderson and dropping down to Featherweight. Edgar’s trilogy against rival Gray Maynard is considered one of the best in the history of the UFC. The New Jersey native will complete the second trilogy of his career when he faces off against BJ Penn following their coaching stints on Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber

• Nickname: The California Kid
• Current Record: 30-7-0
• From: Isla Vista, CA, USA
• Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA, USA
• Age: 35
• Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
• Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
• Strengths: Excellent Submissions, Strong Takedowns, Lightning-Fast Hand Speed

Largely responsible for helping put MMA’s lighter divisions on the map, former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber remains one of the most popular fighters competing in the sport today. Currently fighting as a Bantamweight in the UFC, Faber recently enjoyed a dominant 2013, winning all four of his bout – with three wins coming by submission – before dropping a championship fight against Renan Barao which he accepted on short notice. Known for his ever-positive attitude and approach to MMA, the Team Alpha Male staple will be looking get his next run a belt kicked off as soon as possible.
Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

• Nickname: Mayday
• Record: 16-3-0
• From: Modesto, CA, USA
• Fights Out Of: Modesto, CA, USA
• Age: 23
• Height: 5’9” (175 cm)
• Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
• Strengths: KO Power, Good Guard, Adaptable to Any Fight

A well-rounded athlete capable of finishing fights both on his feet and on the ground, Michael “Mayday” McDonald has been fighting professionally since February of 2007. He kicked off his career in the UFC with a win over Edwin Figueroa in March of 2011 that earned him the first of two Fight of the Night bonuses with the organization. A consummate finisher, McDonald has only gone the distance twice in his pro career, logging nine of his 16 wins by KO and another five by submission.
Conor McGregor 1

Conor McGregor 2

Conor McGregor

• Nickname: The Notorious
• Current Record: 14-2-0
• From: Dublin, Ireland
• Fights Out Of: Dublin, Ireland
• Age: 25
• Height: 5’9” (175 cm)
• Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
• Strengths: My Belief

One of Europe’s most popular fighters, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor began his pro MMA career in March of 2008, racking up a 12-2 record before making his UFC debut with a win over Marcus Brimage in 2013, scoring a TKO just over a minute into the first round. Outspoken and always entertaining, McGregor has ended 10 of his 14 wins with first-round finishes and is currently riding a 10-fight win streak that began back in 2011. Out of action since tearing his ACL during a win over Max Holloway, McGregor will get the chance to make his return to the Octagon in front of a hometown crowd when he faces of against Diego Brandao at July’s UFC Fight Night in Dublin.
Sara McMann

Sara McMann

• Nickname: NA
• Current Record: 7-1-0
• From: Takoma Park, MD, USA
• Fights Out Of: Gaffney, SC, USA
• Age: 33
• Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
• Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
• Strengths: Wrestling

A former wrestler holding the distinction of being the first American woman in history to claim an Olympic silver medal in the sport, Sara McMann eventually made the transition to MMA in May of 2011. Wasting no time hitting her stride, McMann kicked off her pro career with seven consecutive victories including wins over veteran Shayna Baszler as well as Sheila Gaff in her UFC debut. Following her TKO victory over Gaff at UFC 159, McMann squared off against Ronda Rousey for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title and was handed the first loss of her career. One of the most physically powerful athletes competing in her division, McMann will look to bounce back with a win in her next bout.
Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem

• Nickname: The Reem
• Current Record: 37-13-0, 1NC
• From: Hounslow, England
• Fights Out Of: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Age: 34
• Height: 6’4” (193 cm)
• Weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
• Strengths: Power, Athleticism, Experience, Striking

With an MMA career dating all the way back to 1999, Alistair “The Reem” Overeem has competed in 51 professional bouts under the banner of multiple organizations, mounting 37 victories in that time. A well-rounded fighter boasting some of the most devastating kicks in the UFC’s Heavyweight division, Overeem has displayed an affinity for finishing fights over the course of his career, logging 19 wins by submission and 15 by KO, going the distance in only three of his pro victories. After having a 12-fight undefeated streak snapped by back-to-back losses to Antonio Silva and Travis Browne, Overeem recently got himself back on the right track with a convincing win over veteran Heavyweight Frank Mir.
Eddie Wineland

Eddie Wineland

• Nickname: NA
• Current Record: 21-10-1
• From: Houston, TX, USA
• Fights Out Of: Chesterton, IN, USA
• Age: 29
• Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
• Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
• Strengths: KO Power, Striking, Wrestling

Arriving in the UFC by way of the WEC where he enjoyed a stint as the first-ever WEC Bantamweight Champion, Eddie Wineland has been competing professionally in MMA since April of 2003. Boasting solid knockout power, 12 of Wineland’s 21 wins have come via KO, with another four coming by way of submission. On the heels of a Fight of the Night performance against Scott Jorgensen and a decision win over Brad Pickett, Wineland faced off against Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao for the UFC title at UFC 165 in 2013, dropping the bout with a second round loss. He is currently ranked No.5 in the UFC’s Bantamweight division.
Cat Zingano

Cat Zingano

• Nickname: Alpha
• CurrentRecord: 8-0-0
• From: Winona, MN, USA
• Fights Out Of: Broomfield, CO, USA
• Age: 31
• Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
• Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
• Strengths: Very Aggressive

One of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight division, Cat “Alpha” Zingano holds an undefeated record since making her professional MMA debut in June of 2008. A constant threat in all areas of a fight, Zingano has posted four wins by knockout and another three by submission, going the distance only once in her eight-fight pro career. Following her 2013 start in the UFC – an impressive Fight of the Night win over former Strikeforce Champion Miesha Tate – Zingano was shelved by a serious knee injury, but will look to keep her win streak alive the next time she steps back into the Octagon.
Who will you be picking when EA SPORTS UFC is due to be released on June 17th, 2014 in North America and June 20th in Europe?
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.