EA Sports UFC
EA Sports UFC will be released on 17 June.easports.com

EA Sports UFC is the latest video game featuring the popular and out of the box fighting form - mixed martial arts. The game was released on 17 June and was developed by EA Canada. It was published by EA Sports powered by Ignite engine.

This fighting sports game was previously a THQ product whose licence was sold to EA when the studio went bankrupt.

It must be noted that players will be getting the legendary Bruce Lee as playable character in all the four weight classes. Bruce Lee is widely accepted as the father of mixed martial arts.

The game was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

EA Sports UFC
EA Sports UFC was released on 17 June.easports.com

Below we present the complete roster of EA Sports UFC video game fighters divided according to their weight categories (Bleacher Report):

Heavyweight Category:

  • Cain Velasquez
  • Alistair "The Reem" Overeem
  • Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva
  • Travis "Hapa" Browne
  • Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira
  • Roy "Big Country" Nelson
  • Frank Mir
  • Mark "The Super Samoan" Hunt
  • Junior "Cigano" dos Santos
  • Daniel "DC" Cormier
  • Pat "HD" Barry
  • Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum

Middleweight Category:

  • (c) "All-American" Chris Weidman
  • Anderson "Spider" Silva
  • Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza
  • "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva
  • Chael "The American Gangster" Sonnen
  • Cung Le
  • Costas Philippou
  • "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Mark Munoz
  • Demian Maia
  • Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida
  • "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler
  • Dan "Hendo" Henderson
  • Rich Franklin
  • Luke Rockhold
  • Royce Gracie
  • Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort
  • Francis "Limitless" Carmont
  • Michael "The Count" Bisping

Light Heavyweight Category:

  • (c) Jon "Bones" Jones
  • Chuck "Iceman" Liddell
  • Glover Teixeira
  • Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson
  • Daniel "DC" Cormier
  • Dan "Hendo" Henderson
  • Forrest Griffin
  • Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi
  • Rashad Evans
  • Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort
  • Michael "The Count" Bisping
  • Ryan "Darth" Bader
  • Chael "The American Gangster" Sonnen
  • Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva
  • Anderson "Spider" Silva
  • Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
  • Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira
  • Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis
  • Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida
  • Rich "Ace" Franklin


  • (c) Anthony "Showtime" Pettis
  • Benson "Smooth" Henderson
  • TJ Grant
  • Donald Cerrone
  • BJ Penn
  • Nate Diaz
  • Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon
  • Josh "The Punk" Thomson
  • "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung
  • Bruce Lee
  • Gray "The Bully" Maynard
  • "Notorious" Conor McGregor
  • Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez
  • Jim Miller
  • Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov
  • Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson
  • Jose "Scarface" Aldo


  • (c) Jose "Scarface" Aldo
  • Chad "Money" Mendes
  • Ricardo "The Bully" Lamas
  • "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung
  • Frankie "The Answer" Edgar
  • Cub Swanson
  • BJ Penn
  • Dennis Siver
  • Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier
  • "Notorious" Conor McGregor
  • Bruce Lee
  • Clay "The Carpenter" Guida
  • Urijah "The California Kid" Faber

Men's Bantamweight:

  • Renan Barao
  • Brad "One-Punch" Pickett
  • Erik "El Goyito" Perez
  • Eddie Wineland
  • Michael "Mayday" McDonald
  • Bruce Lee
  • Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson
  • Urijah "California Kid" Faber
  • Mike "The Hulk" Easton
  • Brian Bowles
  • "The Dominator" Dominick Cruz


  • (c) Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson
  • John "The Magician" Dodson
  • Joseph Benavidez
  • Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall
  • Louis "Goodnight" Gaudinot
  • Darren "BC" Uyenoyama
  • Tim Elliott
  • Scott "Young Guns" Jorgensen

Women's Bantamweight:

  • (c)"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey
  • Miesha "Cupcake" Tate
  • Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche
  • Sara McMann
  • Sarah Kaufman
  • Alexis "Ally-Gator" Davis
  • Cat "Alpha" Zingano


  • MGM Grand
  • Staples Center
  • Honda Center
  • Prudential Center
  • Toyota Center
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Air Canada Centre
  • Bell Center
  • Rio Arena
  • Chicago Arena

Omitted Fighters

Though UFC has more than 400 fighters, it is natural that some of the names have been missed out, but WhatCulture has said that since that game caters mainly to fans of MMA, some of the omissions are shocking.

Below is the list of fighter names that have not been included:

  • T.J Dillashaw
  • Ali Bagautinov
  • Tyron Woodley
  • Raphael Assuncao
  • Josh Barnett
  • Hector Lombard
  • Anthony Rumble Johnson
  • Tim Kennedy
  • Matt Brown
  • Stipe Miocic
  • Dong Hyun Kim
  • Edson Barboza
  • Diego Sanchez
  • Yoel Romero
  • Brendan Schaub

On the notable women fighters, omission was made of Jessica Andrade.

EA Sports UFC
EA Sports UFC was released on 17 June.easports.com


  • Fighter Likeness - Every fighter has been created from high resolution 3D head and body scans with new facial technology making in-game characters more expressive and with emotions.
  • MMAi - The game uses AI, enabling it to adapt and change its plan mid-game. This allows players to have challenging fight.
  • Fully Body Deformation - It introduces authentic physics to the game that will enable full-body deformation - moving and displacing the flesh of a fighter in real time.
  • Real-Time Exertion - Since physical fights are demanding, players will see what is called Real-Time Exertion that will change the fatigue setting of a player after each round.
  • Precision movement - The introduction of Precision Movement locomotion system in the game adds to removal of all unrealistic movements.
  • Submission Battles - Similar to the real sport, players will have to work their way to escape from a submission.
  • Real Damage - It introduces a non-linear damage system for a single strike. There are a range of cuts and contusions that might turn up on the face during a fight.
  • Dynamic Striking - Players will be able to use the environment to their advantage.

Top Funny Glitches

The game has its own share of glitches though the game has been accepted positively by players. The game has focussed on details, but on the other side, its mechanics are frustrating and has technical issues like bugs and glitches.

Flying Fighters Glitch

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UFC Glitch

(YouTube Courtesy: Chris Crowe)

UFC Glitch

(YouTube Courtesy: Josh Hartenberg)

Knock Out Glitch

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UFC Glitch

(YouTube Courtesy: Josh Hartenberg)

UFC Glitch

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Spin Kick Glitch

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How to Unlock Bruce Lee

When players begin to play the game, they will not have all the characters at their disposal. So, they have to unlock some to make their way easy (Video Games Blogger).

Unlock Method 1: Complete EA Sports UFC's "Career Mode" on hard difficulty. This will enable players to unlock Bruce Lee to play in Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight and Lightweight divisions. Next step is to get in the ring and defeat the opponent.

Unlock Method 2: Players who have pre-ordered the copy will be able to fight as Bruce Lee on day one. Pre-ordered copies will come with Bruce Lee DLC code.

After the game has been released, players will be able to download the code by buying the digital version of the game but before that check on PlayStation Network or Xbox Live Marketplace if the offer is available for free in the your country.

Unlock Method 3: If players cannot wait longer, they might as well buy him. Players have the The Bruce Lee Bundle that is priced at $6 for all the weight classes or players can buy Bruce Lee for each class individually for $2.

How to Unlock Royce Gracie

Gracie is available only in Middleweight, Welterweight categories.

Unlock Method 1: Players will have to complete the game's either Pro difficulty or higher in order to unlock Royce Gracie.

Unlock Method 2: Players who have pre-ordered the game will get to play the character on day one. Players will be getting the Royce Gracie DLC code. If not as a pre-ordered copy, then try buying the digital version to win one. But check once if it is available in your country.

Unlock Method 3: If players cannot wait, they can pay and buy the Royce Gracie Bundle costing $2.

Top 5 Review Roundup

  • Game Informer - 8/10

"EA Sports UFC isn't the easiest fighter to learn – it's a complex beast that rewards dedicated warriors who are driven to succeed. Each match plays out like a chess match where combatants feel out their opponents' strategies and exploit openings. EA's attention to detail might feel unnatural to fighting fans weaned on titles like Street Fighter and Smash Bros., but UFC's methodical pacing will knock out MMA enthusiasts." Read the full review here.

  • IGN - 6.8/10

"EA Sports UFC looks the part to a tee, and its exhaustive list of moves and techniques represent the complex nature of the sport well. But knowing that each second could be your fighter's last is what gives weight and drama to mixed martial arts, and without that, these bouts fall flat. I love the amount of respect the developers clearly have for every aspect of the sport, but reverence and attention to detail alone can't stand in for a missing sense of danger and excitement." Read the full review here.

  • GameSpot - 5/10

"The graphical foundation is in place, but there are too many flawed combat systems to call this a strong debut for what's sure to be an annualized series. EA Sports UFC manages to make only certain aspects of MMA both fun and functional, forcing most fights to play out in a familiar, brawling fashion. Even if you do enjoy swinging for the fences, there's just not enough content here to justify the full retail price. It might look the part of a world champion, but EA Sports UFC will need a great deal of fine-tuning before it's up to snuff."Read the full review here.

  • Polygon - 5/10

"EA Sports UFC feels barely held together, a collection of parts that are often as frustrating as they are poorly explained. Somewhere, in all of the complication and opacity, is a game unlike anything else out there, that finds the unpredictability and wildness that set MMA apart from other combat sports. But there's an awful lot of bad to dig through to find it." Read the full review here.

  • Shacknews - 7/10

"EA Sports UFC may not be as fully fleshed out as UFC Undisputed 3 was, but it's a splendid starting point for what could be a powerhouse franchise for the team. The gameplay dials most of the right numbers, even with the simplified ground game, and the presentation nails the sport's authenticity, right down to that painful tap-out. It'll obviously get places in a few years, but for now, it's got just the right amount of appeal to knock fans out." Read the full review here.