EA SPORTS UFC – Roster Reveal - Part Four

Posted June 5th 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 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

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Rich Franklin

  • Nickname: Ace
  • Current Record: 29-7-0, 1NC
  • From: Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Age: 39
  • Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
  • Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
  • Strengths: Excellent Striking Skills, Good Conditioning, Well-Rounded

A true veteran of both MMA and the UFC, Rich “Ace” Franklin enjoyed an incredible debut to his career, losing only one time in his first 24 professional bouts. With an elite standup game at his disposal, Franklin made his UFC debut with a TKO win over Evan Tanner in 2003, who he would later beat again in 2005 to claim the UFC Middleweight Championship and earn a coaching position on The Ultimate Fighter 2. Franklin enjoyed two title defenses at Middleweight before eventually losing to Anderson Silva. In 37 pro bouts over the course of his 15-year career, Franklin has never lost back-to-back fights.

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Josh Koscheck

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 19-8-0
  • From: Waynesburg, PA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Fresno, CA, USA
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling, Athleticism, Former NCAA Champion

Holding the distinction of being a cast member on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, Josh Koscheck wasted no time making his presence felt in the UFC with his debut in the organization coming in April of 2005 in only his third pro bout. Since that time, Koscheck has been one of the UFC’s most active fighters, competing in the Octagon 22 times, tying him for fifth all-time in that department. With elite wrestling and a devastating overhand right at his disposal, Koscheck is always capable of ending a fight on his terms. Having suffered three consecutive losses for the first time in his career, Koscheck will be on the hunt for an all-important win the next time he steps into the Octagon.

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TJ Grant

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 21-5-0
  • From: Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Fights out of: Cole Harbour, NS, Canada
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Strengths: Good Submissions, Well-Rounded, Aggressive, Always Pushing the Fight

Beginning his MMA career in 2006, Canadian TJ Grant has been a UFC staple since making his debut in April of 2009 with a win over Ryo Chonan. A well-rounded fighter with a solid ground game, 13 of Grant’s 21 wins have come by way of submission. Despite kicking off this UFC career as a Welterweight, Grant moved down a weight class in 2011, debuting as a Lightweight with a win over Shane Roller. Since making the transition, Grant has been perfect at Lightweight, going 5-0 and most recently scoring a TKO over Gray Maynard.

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John Dodson

  • Nickname: The Magician
  • Record: 16-6-0
  • From: Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’3” (160 cm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
  • Strengths: Speed, Fast Hands and Feet, Explosiveness

Winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 14’s Bantamweight tournament, John “The Magician” Dodson stands out as one of the quickest fighters competing in the UFC today. Making his home in the UFC’s Flyweight division following TUF, Dodson didn’t waste any time establishing himself as the field’s No. 1 contender, rattling off three wins in four fights with only a single decision loss coming at the hands of Flyweight champ, Demitrious Johnson. Seeming to improve every time he steps into the Octagon, it’s likely that Dodson won’t have to wait too long before earning himself another shot at the title.

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Chad Mendes

  • Nickname: Money
  • Current Record: 16-1-0
  • From: Hanford, CA, USA
  • Fights out of: Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling, Speed, Power

One of the UFC Featherweight division’s most dominant contenders, Chad “Money” Mendes has been fighting professionally since making his MMA debut back in 2008. Arriving in the UFC via the WEC where he posted a 4-0 record, Mendes entered the UFC with a perfect 10-0 record. Suffering the only loss of his career to UFC Featherweight champ Jose Aldo, Mendes has been on a tear ever since, putting together a five-fight win streak that earned him the chance to avenge his loss and claim the belt in a second fight with Aldo.

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Dennis Siver

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 22-9-0
  • From: Omsk, Russia
  • Fights Out Of: Mannheim, Germany
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
  • Strengths: Punches, Takedown

An MMA veteran competing professionally for the past decade, Dennis Siver has fought as a Welterweight, Lightweight and most recently Featherweight over the course of his career. Winner of seven of his last nine bouts Siver’s main strength is his striking, but that hasn’t stopped him from picking up seven submission finishes to go along with his seven KO/TKO victories. Fighting out of Mannheim, Germany, Siver has notched two Knockout of the Night bonuses, two Fight of the Night bonuses and one Submission of the Night bonus in his 17 UFC appearances to date.

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Mauricio Rua

  • Nickname: Shogun
  • Current Record: 22-9-0
  • From: Curitiba, Brazil
  • Fights out of: Curitiba, Brazil
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Very Aggressive, Excellent Background in Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu, Power

Having achieved legendary status over the course of a 12-year MMA career that saw him claim both a Pride Championship as well as the UFC’s Light Heavyweight Title, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua still boasts some of the heaviest hands in the division. An amazing 19 of Shogun’s 22 career victories have come by way of KO/TKO, scoring his most recent against James Te Huna in Brisbane, Australia. Shogun also stands as the only fighter to log back-to-back KO wins over two UFC Hall of Famers, in Mark Coleman and Chuck Liddell.

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Pascal Krauss

  • Nickname: Panzer
  • Current Record: 11-2-0
  • From: Breisach, Germany
  • Fights Out Of: Freiburg, Germany
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Strengths: Controlled Aggression, Well-Rounded, Intelligent

Beginning his professional MMA career in 2008, Pascal “Panzer” Krauss went on a 10-fight winning streak that carried over to his UFC debut in November of 2010. Boasting a well-rounded skill set and fighting out of his home country of Germany, Krauss has displayed a knack for finishing opponents, earning a stoppage in all but two of his 11 victories – including five first-round finishes. Being handed only the second loss of his career in his last bout, Krauss will be looking to bounce back strong in his next fight.

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Jake Ellenberger

  • Nickname: The Juggernaut
  • Current Record: 29-7-0
  • From: Sparta, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Lake Forest, CA, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Strengths: Heavy Hands, Granite Chin, Heart, Experience, Well-Rounded

Owning a pair of the heaviest hands in the UFC’s Welterweight division, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger’s 20 career TKOs are good for one of the highest knockout ratios in his weight-class. A former U.S. Marine, Ellenberger began his professional MMA career in 2005, before making his UFC debut against Carlos Condit in September of 2009. Winner of eight of his last 10 bouts, Ellenberger will be look to begin stringing together a new series of wins when he faces Robbie Lawler at UFC 173.

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Joseph Benavidez

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 20-4-0
  • From: San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’4” (162 cm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
  • Strengths: Conditioning, Speed

Unquestionably one of the most dynamic and talented fighters in the UFC’s young Flyweight division, Joseph Benavidez was also nearly the organization inaugural Flyweight champion, dropping a narrow split decision to Demetrious Johnson in 2012. Since that time, Benavidez has gone on to win four of five bouts, with his only loss coming in a rematch with Johnson. Wasting little time before rebounding from the setback, Benavidez most recently earned his 20th career victory with a Performance of the Night submission win over Tim Elliott at UFC 172.

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Martin Kampmann

  • Nickname: The Hitman
  • Current Record: 20-7-0
  • From: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6’0” (182 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Strengths: Knockout Power, Underrated Ground Game, Discipline

A UFC veteran since making his debut with the organization back in August of 2006, Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann is known for his standout striking while also being able to get things done on the ground as evidenced by his six submission wins. During his UFC tenure, Kampmann has displayed a knack for putting on exciting fights, earning two Fight of the Night and two Submission of the Night bonuses as well as one Knockout of the Night performance. Following back to back losses to Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit, Kampmann is currently taking some time off from competing in the UFC.

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Renan Barao

  • Nickname: The Baron
  • Current Record: 34-1-0, 1NC
  • From: Natal, Brazil
  • Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Submissions, Striking, Training Team

Owner of a 22-fight winning streak, Renan Barao has quickly established himself as dominant force in the UFC’s Bantamweight division. After initially claiming the division’s interim title while Dominick Cruz was shelved by injury, Barao has since been promoted the official Bantamweight champion, most recently defending the strap against top contender Urijah Faber. With fellow Brazilian UFC champ, Jose Aldo as a training partner, Barao has continued to improve with every new foray into the Octagon. Always looking to keep the fight out of the judges’ hands, Barao is a consummate finisher boasting eight wins by KO and another 14 by submission.

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Tim Elliott

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 10-5-1
  • From: Wichita, KS, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Lee’s Summit, MO, USA
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs (56 kg)
  • Strengths: Sets a Fast Pace, Good Scrambler, Always Moving Forward

UFC Flyweight Tim Elliott is living proof that sometimes it can take a fighter a few bouts to hit their stride. After going 0-2-1 to begin his professional MMA career in 2009, Elliott proceeded to find his groove, getting an arm raised in 10 of his next 13 bouts. Capable of getting things done whenever the fight goes, four of Elliott’s 10 wins have come by way of submission, with another three coming via knockout. Elliott notably earned one of his knockout wins over former UFC champion Jens Pulver in December of 2011.

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Phil Davis

  • Nickname: Mr. Wonderful
  • Record: 12-2-0 1NC
  • From: Harrisburg, PA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6’2” (187 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling

A standout wrestler in the UFC’s Light Heavyweight division, Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis began his professional MMA career back in 2008, going undefeated in his first nine bouts. Making his UFC debut in February of 2010 with a win against Brian Stann, Davis has squared off against some of the division’s top talent including Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida. Currently listed as No. 7 in the UFC’s Light Heavyweight rankings, Davis will be looking to rebound in this next bout after having a three-fight win streak snapped at UFC 172.

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Clay Guida

  • Nickname: The Carpenter
  • Record: 31-11-0
  • From: Round Lake, IL, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling, Solid Chin, Flexibility, Endurance

An 11-year MMA veteran and an eight-year veteran of the UFC, Clay “The Carpenter” Guida has remained one of the organization’s most popular fighters since making his Octagon debut in 2006. Bringing a high level of energy to all of his bouts and demonstrating great durability, Guida has posted wins against some of the UFC’s toughest athletes including Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis. Guida has been a part of two Fight of the Year bouts, with the first coming in 2007 against Roger Huerta and the second in 2009 against Diego Sanchez.

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Jim Miller

  • Nickname: NA
  • Record: 24-4-0, 1NC
  • From: Sparta, NJ, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Whippany, NJ, USA
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5’8” (172 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Strengths: Submissions, Cardio, Wrestling

A long-time veteran of the UFC’s Lightweight division, Jim Miller made his debut with the organization back in 2008 with a Submission of the Night win over Dave Baron. In addition to logging wins in 11 of his past 14 bouts, Miller has continued to live up to his reputation as a submission specialist with 14 of his 24 career victories coming by way of submission, while also earning another three finishes via knockout. Currently ranked No. 9 in the UFC’s Lightweight division, Jim’s brother Dan Miller also competes as a Welterweight for the UFC.

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Michael Bisping

  • Nickname: The Count
  • Current Record: 25-5-0
  • From: Manchester, England
  • Fights Out Of: Manchester, England
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 6’2” (187 cm)
  • Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
  • Strengths: Striking, Cardio

The UK’s most popular MMA star, winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 3, and one of the most colorful personalities on the UFC’s roster, Michael “The Count” Bisping has been a staple within the organization dating back to 2006. After dropping down from Light Heavyweight to find a permanent home in the UFC’s Middleweight division, Bisping has proven himself to be a perennial Top 5 contender at 185lbs. Sidelined with an eye injury since 2013, The Count will be looking to string together some wins to get his name back into the title-contention picture.

 

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Liz Carmouche

  • Nickname: Girl-Rilla
  • Current Record: 8-4-0
  • From: Lafeyette, LA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Power, Takedowns, Ground and Pound

A former member of the US Marine Corps, Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche holds the distinction of making history when she faced current champion Ronda Rousey in the first-ever women’s bout to take place in the UFC. Winner of three of her last five bouts, Carmouche has been competing professionally since 2010 and will be looking to notch another win when she squares off against the No. 3 ranked Miesha Tate.

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Travis Browne

  • Nickname: Hapa
  • Current Record: 16-1-1
  • From: Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6’7” (200 cm)
  • Weight: 255 lbs (115 kg)
  • Strengths: Striking, Well-Rounded Ground Game, Size

One of the fastest rising stars of the UFC’s Heavyweight division, Travis “Hapa” Browne has shown consistent improvement every time he’s stepped into the Octagon since first making this debut with the organization back in 2010. Since dropping his bout to Bigfoot Silva after tearing a hamstring mid-fight, Browne has been on an impressive march towards a title shot, stringing together three straight wins and three Knockout of the Night bonuses. Known for putting on entertaining fights and putting up big finishes, it’s likely only a matter of time before UFC fans see Hapa challenging for the belt.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

  • Nickname: The Eagle
  • Current Record: 21-0-0
  • From: Dagestan, Russia
  • Fights Out Of: Dagestan, Russia
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling

When you start your career with a 21-0-0 record, including going 5-0 upon entering the UFC, there’s a good chance people are going to take notice. With an impressive record already under his belt at the age of 25, it’s clear that Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov is quickly establishing himself as some of the toughest competition the UFC’s Lightweight division has to offer. The Eagle boasts a well-rounded skillset that has helped him earn seven wins by KO and another seven by submission, while also logging finishes in 10 of his last 13 wins.

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Roy Nelson

  • Nickname: Big Country
  • Current Record: 20-9-0
  • From: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6’0” (182 cm)
  • Weight: 263 lbs (119kg)
  • Strengths: Grappling, World-Class Experience, KO Power

One of the hardest hitters in the UFC’s Heavyweight division, Roy “Big Country” Nelson has proven time and again that he packs enough power to end any fight with a single punch. Winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 10, Nelson quickly established himself as a fan-favorite, earning a second-round TKO victory over street-fighter Kimbo Slice in his first fight of the show before going on to win the title. Despite being a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a long time student of Renzo Gracie, Big Country has primarily stuck to his standup game during his time in the UFC, earning all his wins in the organization by way of TKO/KO.

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Glover Teixeira

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 22-2-0
  • From: Sobralia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6’2” (187 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Strengths: Striking, Jiu-Jitsu

Glover Teixeira has consistently been a fighter on the rise since kicking off his professional MMA career in 2002. After going 2-2-0 in his first four bouts, Teixeira has been unstoppable, assembling an amazing 20-fight win streak that ranks among the best in the sport today with his last loss coming to Ed Herman back in 2005. Possessing a well-rounded game that allows him to control all aspects of a fight, Teixeira has earned 13 of his career wins by TKO/KO with another six coming by way of submission. His five consecutive wins in the UFC have earned him a shot at the Jon Jones and the Light Heavyweight title at UFC 172.

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Mark Munoz

  • Nickname: The Filipino Wreaking Machine
  • Current Record: 13-4-0
  • From: Vallejo, CA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Lake Forest, CA, USA
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 6’0” (182 cm)
  • Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling, Muay Thai, Former NCAA Wrestling Champion

Despite getting a late start in his MMA career and only taking his first pro bout in 2007, Mark Munoz wasted little time hitting his stride, putting together an 8-2-0 record in his first 10 fights. Making his Middleweight debut in 2009, Munoz has squared off against some of the division’s top athletes including Demian Maia, Lyoto Machida and current title-holder Chris Weidman. A standout wrestler possessing excellent striking, The Filipino Wrecking Machine will look to get back into the win column when he faces Gegard Mousasi at the end of May.


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