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EA’S UFC will feature female fighters

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If there’s one thing that I can attest to, it’s that a lady can P-klap a guy just as hard as any bruiser who eats that muscle-building powder crap for breakfast. MMA has taken off in the last two decades as a popular sport, and its one that has attracted some serious talent from all genders. And in a big first, EA is going to include those female fighters as well in the upcoming UFC game.

In a press release via AGB, EA Sports confirmed that UFC Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and top contenders such as Miesha Tate would be helping to headline the game.

Here’s the full press release, copied and pasted word for word:

Electronic Arts today announced that EA Sports UFC will feature playable female fighters for the first time ever in a UFC videogame. This groundbreaking moment is headlined by UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and top bantamweight contender Miesha Tate, the historic inaugural female coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Starting next Spring, players will "Feel the Fight" in the Octagon™ and experience the crippling power of Rousey’s signature armbar, the ferocious intensity of Tate’s grappling, and many other fighting styles from an esteemed roster of female fighters in EA SPORTS UFC.

"This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts," said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS UFC. "In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with."

"Since we added the Women’s Bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone," said Dana White, UFC President. "The fights are always exciting, Ronda Rousey is as talented as any champion in the UFC and her rivalry with Miesha Tate is one of the most intense in UFC history.

The female division has become a huge part of the UFC and fans will now be able to experience fighting with them in the game."

No word yet on how many of the lethal ladies will be present, or if you can use them to apply leg-locks in mixed divisions and make Bob Sapp cry out in pain. But it’s a great addition to a game that is shaping up pretty nicely so far.

Last Updated: September 5, 2013

25 Comments

  1. Awesome!

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  2. Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

    September 5, 2013 at 10:44

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    • Skyblue

      September 5, 2013 at 10:47

      I’m in and I’ll raise you Cyborg…

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      • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

        September 5, 2013 at 10:49

        Fold

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        • Skyblue

          September 5, 2013 at 10:49

          LOL!

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      • ALKi1234

        September 5, 2013 at 11:05

        Imagine her on top of you beating your face in,scary stuff man…..

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        • Skyblue

          September 5, 2013 at 11:17

          I don’t even want to know where you are picking up chicks dude!
          Personally, I have enough common sense to realise that I don’t enjoy getting punched in the face and would make a rather pitiful MMA fighter but there is still a chance that I can win the F1 World Championship once I get my lawnmower upgraded.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 5, 2013 at 11:31

        But why would they do that to their body?? Maybe they like lady boys? eeew!

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        • Skyblue

          September 5, 2013 at 12:03

          Cyborg was actually bust for PED use a year or so back but I also don’t get it. I think some of these women have bigger cajones than I have but then I see Rhonda Rousey and I’m all like, yeah, that’ll work…

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        • Skyblue

          September 5, 2013 at 12:05

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        • Skyblue

          September 5, 2013 at 12:06

          ….

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 5, 2013 at 12:10

            okay the chick you showing me is hot but that chick Cyborg is flipping scary man! and kinda looks like a man too

          • Skyblue

            September 5, 2013 at 12:23

            I agree completely. Rhonda Rousey is the UFC 135 pound champion and was an Olympic Bronze medalist in Judo for USA and she’s real easy on the eye.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 5, 2013 at 12:30

        Hectic…

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  3. Skyblue

    September 5, 2013 at 10:49

    Makes no difference to me as I always create my own fighter and the men’s divisions are way deeper than the women.

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  4. George

    September 5, 2013 at 10:51

    Ronda Rousey (on the left). Do yourself a favour and google!

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  5. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 5, 2013 at 10:59

    This is cool. I bloody love UFC, still playing the 2010 with OVG. Game was well ahead of its time in regards to collision detection.

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    • Skyblue

      September 5, 2013 at 11:10

      Def one of my fav sports titles.

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  6. ALKi1234

    September 5, 2013 at 11:04

    NICE!

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  7. OVG

    September 5, 2013 at 11:38

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF TALOS

    DO NOT PUT A FUCKING MINI GAME IN WHEN GRAPPLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 5, 2013 at 12:32

      Listen to this man! LISTEN TO HIM! HE SPEAKS THE TRUTH! NO FUCKING MINI GAME FOR GRAPPLING!

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      • OVG

        September 5, 2013 at 12:42

        I am not a man. I am an ANIMAL!!!

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 5, 2013 at 12:44

          LISTEN TO THIS ANIMAL!!!

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          • OVG

            September 5, 2013 at 12:48

            RAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 5, 2013 at 12:27

    It wouldn’t take much to get Bob Sapp to tears, just lather his wallet with promotion deals… ho ho ho!

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