EA SPORTS UFC – Roster Reveal - Part One

By EA SPORTS Fighting Jan 10, 2014

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. Check out the first batch of fighters, including EA SPORTS UFC Cover Athletes Jon “Bones” Jones and Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson. 

Check out the second batch of fighters, including Cain Velasquez, Jose Aldo and Chuck Liddell

Check out the third batch of fighters, including Dan Henderson, Anthony Pettis and Ronda Rousey

Check our the fourth batch of fighters, including Rich Franklin, Michael Bisbing and Roy Nelson

 

 

Don’t miss each batch of additional fighters, revealed each week on this blog.

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Minotauro Nogueira

  • Nickname: Minotauro
  • Current Record: 34-8-1, 1NC
  • From: Bahia, Brazil
  • Fights Out Of: Gardena, CA, USA
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6’3” (190 cm)
  • Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
  • Strengths: Stamina, Great Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing Skills

Truly one of MMA’s living legends, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira has the distinction of being the only fighter in history to have won both the UFC and PRIDE Heavyweight belts. Throughout his storied career, Minotauro has racked up wins over the top talent in his division while earning himself a reputation as a fan favorite thanks to incredible displays of toughness and amazing comeback victories.

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Demetrious Johnson

  • Nickname: Mighty Mouse
  • Current Record: 19-2-1
  • From: Madisonville, KY, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Parkland, WA, USA
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5’3” (160 cm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
  • Strengths: Speed, Conditioning and Technique

When looking at the UFC’s Flyweight division, the first name that should come to mind is Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Not only is the Kentucky native widely recognized as one of the quickest fighters on the planet, but after becoming the division’s inaugural champion in 2012, the belt has never left his waist. Currently on a six-fight undefeated streak, Mighty Mouse defended his title three times in 2013, and seems to only be improving with every bout.

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Rashad Evans:

  • Nickname: Suga
  • Current Record: 24-3-1
  • From: Niagara Falls, NY, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 5’11” (180 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Takedowns, Takedown Defense, Speed

One of only three Ultimate Fighter season winners to go on to claim a UFC Championship, “Suga” Rashad Evans has been a staple of the Light Heavyweight division’s Top Ten for as long as most fans can remember. With outstanding wrestling and lightning quick hands, Evans has claimed victories over a murderers’ row of UFC legends including Rampage Jackson, Chuck Liddell, Dan Henderson, Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin.

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Chael Sonnen:

  • Nickname: The American Gangster
  • Current Record: 29-14-1
  • From: Milwaukie, OR, USA
  • Fights Out Of: West Linn, OR, USA
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Excellent Wrestler, Constant Pressure, Stamina

Perhaps the most polarizing figure in the history of the UFC, everyone has an opinion about Chael Sonnen. A talented wrestler with a sharp tongue, The American Gangster never holds back on the trash talk leading up to his bouts and backs it up with an aggressive style once inside the Octagon. His 2010 bout of against Anderson Silva won Fight of the Year and is considered by many an instant classic.

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Alexander Gustafsson

  • Nickname: The Mauler
  • Current Record: 15-2-0
  • From: Arboga, Sweden
  • Fights Out Of: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6’5” (195 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Aggressiveness, Good Standup

One of the Light Heavyweight division’s rising stars, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson boasts a 7-2 record since entering the UFC. With an Octagon skill set that continues to grow as quickly as his international fan base, the European fighter proved he could hang with the best when he turned in a Fight of the Night performance against division champ, Jon Jones. Poised for another big year in 2014, Gustafsson will join Jones on the first-ever cover of EA SPORTS UFC.

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Georges St-Pierre:

  • Nickname: Rush
  • Record: 25-2-0
  • From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Fights Out Of: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5’ 11” (180 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs. (77 kg)
  • Strengths: Athleticism, very well-rounded, disciplined

Arguably Canada’s most well-known athlete, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre has been an unstoppable force in the UFC’s Welterweight division for the better part of a decade. Using a mix of strategy, skill, work-ethic and natural athleticism, St-Pierre remained one of the longest reigning title-holders in UFC history prior to his decision to step away from the sport for an indefinite amount of time. At the age of 32, MMA’s premier wrestler has built himself a legacy among the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.

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Jon Jones:

  • Nickname: Bones
  • Current Record: 19-1-0
  • From: Rochester, NY USA
  • Fights Out Of: Endicott, NY USA
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6' 4" (193 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai

Not only is Jon “Bones” Jones the youngest champion in UFC history, but with virtually no gaps in his game, the Light Heavyweight title-holder is considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. At the age of 26, and hailing from a family of athletes—both his younger and older brothers currently play in the NFL—Jones has nothing but time ahead of him to polish his skills. This young superstar’s potential is limitless.

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