EA SPORTS UFC – Roster Reveal - Part Two

Posted February 20th at 12:00am.

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 latest batch of fighters

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

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 regularly on this blog.

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Brad Pickett

  • Nickname: One Punch
  • Current Record: 24-8-0
  • From: East London, England
  • Fights Out Of: Coconut Creek, FL, USA
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
  • Strengths: Boxing, Striking, Heart

Since making his UFC debut in November of 2011, Brad “One Punch” Pickett has consistently proven to fans that win or lose they can expect fireworks whenever he steps into the Octagon. In his six UFC appearances to date, all as a Bantamweight, Pickett has earned five post-fight awards – four for Fight of the Night and one for Knockout of the Night. After putting together a 3-3 record in the UFC, Pickett is slated to make his Flyweight debut with the organization in early 2014.

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Cain Velasquez

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 13-1-0
  • From: Yuma, AZ, USA
  • Fights Out Of: San Jose, CA, USA
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
  • Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
  • Strengths: Well Rounded, Takedowns, Power

Rapidly making a case for himself as the most dominant Heavyweight to ever step inside the Octagon, “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, Cain Velasquez doesn’t look to be letting go of his title anytime soon. An outstanding wrestler who can also throw leather with best in the world, Velasquez sets himself apart from his opponents thanks to a seemingly bottomless gas tank that allows him to push the pace and overwhelm the opposition far into the championship rounds. Since reclaiming the belt from Junior Dos Santos and avenging the only loss of his career at the end of 2012, Velasquez has been unstoppable in each of his ensuing appearances.

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Scott Jorgensen

  • Nickname: Young Guns
  • Current Record: 14-7-0
  • From: Payson, UT, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Boise, ID, USA
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 5’4” (162 cm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
  • Strengths: Outstanding Wrestling, Great Conditioning, Very Aggressive

After going 7-3 over the course of his stint in the WEC, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen made his UFC debut in 2011, KOing Ken Stone on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Possessing a well-rounded game and a knack for pushing the pace inside the Octagon, Jorgensen has gone toe-to-toe with some of best fighters on the planet including Urijah Faber, Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao. Following his sixth UFC bout, Jorgensen dropped down a weight class, making the move from Bantamweight to Flyweight.

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Cub Swanson

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 20-5-0
  • From: Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
  • Strengths: Gound Game, Scrambling, Jiu-Jitsu Background

A veteran of 25 professional MMA bouts in a career spanning back to 2004, Cub Swanson has been on a roll since the start of 2012. Unorthodox, unpredictable and rapidly establishing himself as a true contender in the Featherweight division, Swanson is currently riding a five-fight win-streak that saw his post wins over Top 10 divisional-talent, Dustin Poirier and Dennis Siver. Four of Swanson’s past five wins have come by way of knockout.

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Frank Mir

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 16-9-0
  • From: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6’3” (190 cm)
  • Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
  • Strengths: Great Submissions, Improved Striking, Two-Time Heavyweight Champion

Stepping into the Octagon for the first time in only his third pro bout, Frank Mir has been a staple of the UFC’s Heavyweight division since 2001. After winning the Heavyweight title from Tim Sylvia in 2004, Mir was sidelined for 20 months by a near career-ending motorcycle accident. His return to the sport is recognized as one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history, with Mir managing to fight his way back to become the division’s interim champion in 2008. An impressive ground game has helped Mir secure devastating submission wins over, Sylvia, Brock Lesnar, Cheick Kongo and Minotauro Nogueira.

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Jose Aldo

  • Nickname: Junior
  • Current Record: 24-1-0
  • From: Manaus, Brazil
  • Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Age: 27
  • Height: Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
  • Strengths: Very Strong Ground Game, Knockout Power, Stamina

Jose Aldo became the UFC’s inaugural Featherweight champion on Nov. 20, 2010 and hasn’t let the title go since. Following his first UFC title defense against Mark Hominick, the former WEC champ hasn’t looked back, defending it five times against some of the division’s top talent, including Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar. Considered one of MMA best pound-for-pound fighters, Aldo is an adept finisher with 15 of his 23 career wins coming by way of knockout.

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Ricardo Lamas

  • Nickname: The Bully
  • Current Record: 13-3-0
  • From: Chicago, IL, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Chicago, IL, USA
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 5’8” (172 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
  • Strengths: Explosiveness, Power

Since making his professional debut in 2008, Ricardo Lamas has been hard at work cementing his status as a fighter to watch out for in the Featherweight division. After racking up a 4-2 record in the WEC, Lamas transitioned into the UFC in 2011, scoring a first-round TKO win over Matt Grice in his debut. The Bully would go on to log a Submission of the Night performance against Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos and went undefeated in his first four UFC bouts.

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Cung Le

  • Nickname: NA
  • Record: 9-2-0
  • From: Saigon, Vietnam
  • Fights Out Of: San Jose, CA, USA
  • Age: 41
  • Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
  • Weight: Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
  • Strengths: Striking, Takedowns

A gifted striker possessing some of the most powerful kicks in his division, Cung Le stepped onto the pro MMA stage for the first time in 2006. After debuting with Strikeforce, building a record of 7-1 and briefly holding their Middleweight title, Le made the jump to the UFC in 2011 likening his contract with the company to getting his black belt in MMA. The Taekwondo black belt, most recently scored an impressive KO victory over Rich Franklin and is currently the Mentor and Chief Coach of The Ultimate Fighter: China.

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Joe Lauzon

  • Nickname: J-Lau
  • Record: 23-10-0
  • From: Brockton, MA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Bridgewater, MA, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Strengths: Submissions

A true MMA veteran, Joe Lauzon has 33 professional fights to his name despite being only 29 years old. A submission specialist, Lauzon is known for his tendency to be involved in exciting bouts, win or lose, and holds the distinction of currently being tied with Anderson Silva as the all-time UFC Fight Bonus leader with 12 awards. After suffering back to back losses for the first time in his prolific career against Jim Miller and Michael Johnson, Lauzon wasted no time getting back to his winning ways, closing out 2013 with a victory over Mac Danzig.

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Mike Easton

  • Nickname: The Hulk
  • Current Record: 13-4-0
  • From: Washington, DC, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Camp Springs, MD, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Unbelievable standup, excellent on the ground

Bantamweight brawler, Mike “The Hulk” Easton began his professional MMA career in 2003 at the age of 20. Following an eight fight winning streak that saw him capture and defend the Ultimate Warrior Challenge’s Bantamweight title. Easton made his UFC debut on October 1, 2011, scoring a TKO win over Byron Bloodworth. He was also notably awarded Fight of the Night honors for his April 6, 2013 split-decision loss to Brad Pickett.

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Donald Cerrone:

  • Nickname: Cowboy
  • Current Record: 22-6-0, 1NC
  • From: Denver, CO, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6’0” (182 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Strengths: Striking, Submissions, Muay Thai

Arriving in the UFC by way of the WEC in 2011, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is as well known for his victories inside the Octagon as he is for the trademark hat he sports on his walks out to it. Formerly a bull rider prior to beginning his career in MMA, Cerrone holds wins in 10 of his last 15 professional bouts and has displayed an affinity for finishing fights on the ground, with 14 of his 21 career wins coming via submission.

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Erik Perez:

  • Nickname: Goyito
  • Current Record: 13-5-0
  • From: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5’8” (172 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Striking

A striker at his core, Erik “Goyito” Perez holds the distinction of recording the fastest knockout in UFC/WEC Bantamweight history when he KOed Ken Stone in 17 seconds at UFC 150 in 2012. Prior to dropping a tight split decision to Takeya Mizugaki in 2013, Perez was riding an impressive eight fight win-streak which he’ll be looking to start up again as soon as possible.

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Chuck Liddell

  • Nickname: The Iceman
  • Record: 21-8-0
  • From: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 6’2” (187 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Excellent Striker, Well-Rounded Grappler

The epitome of a UFC “Hall of famer”, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell utilized his seek-and-destroy style of stand-up to rack up the second most career knockouts in UFC history, behind only Anderson Silva. Liddell held the Light Heavyweight title from April 2005 to May 2007 and is largely considered to be the top fighter of all time for his weight class. He also boasts one of the most memorable knockout celebrations in UFC history.

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Forrest Griffin

  • Nickname: NA
  • Record: 19-7-0
  • From: Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6’3” (190 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Well rounded, Good Grappling Skills, Heart

Looking back at his MMA career, it’s not hard to see why Forrest Griffin has been a longtime favorite of UFC fans around the world. A cast member on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, Griffin’s televised season-finale bout against Stephen Bonnar became an instant classic, and is widely credited with putting the UFC on the mainstream map in North America. Never short on heart, Griffin went on to become a veteran of the Octagon, capturing the Light Heavyweight champion in 2008.

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Chan Sung Jung

  • Nickname: The Korean Zombie
  • Current Record: 13-4-0
  • From: Po-Hang, South Korea
  • Fights Out Of: Seoul, South Korea
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
  • Strengths: Punching Power, Granite Jaw, Aggressiveness

One of the most popular fighters hitting the canvas for the UFC in recent years, Chan Sung Jung also boasts one of the best nicknames in the game – and a has a style to match. Known for his unrelenting pressure, the “Zombie” never stops coming. Combine that with an incredible ability to absorb damage and it’s easy to see why Jung’s fights are often memorable wars. After winning Fight of the Year honors against Leonard Garcia in 2010, he became the first fighter in UFC history to submit someone with a Twister when he bested Garcia in their 2011 rematch.

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Costas Philippou

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 12-4-0, 1NC
  • From: Limassol, Cyprus
  • Fights Out Of: Long Island, NY, USA
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 5’11” (180 cm)
  • Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
  • Strengths: Striking

A constant threat in the UFC’s Middleweight division, Costas Philippou has been hard at work making a name for himself in MMA since taking his first pro bout in 2008. A highly-skilled striker and former professional boxer, the hard-hitting Cyprus native packs enough power to end any of his fights by knockout, and boasts six wins by KO in his MMA career. With another win-streak, Philippou stands to establish himself as a true contender in his division.

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