EA SPORTS UFC - Complete Roster - Bantamweight Division

Posted July 21st at 12:00am.

These are the fighters who make up the Bantamweight Division in EA SPORTS UFC:

TJ Dillashaw

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 11-2-0
  • From: Angels Camp, CA, USA
  • Fights out of: Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Wrestling, Ground and Pound

UFC fans were first introduced to TJ Dillashaw as a member of Team Bisping on season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter in 2011. Despite losing the in the finale to current Flyweight contender John Dodson, Dillashaw went on to win five of his next six bouts in the UFC’s Bantamweight division. Displaying constant improvement in each of his Octagon appearances, Dillashaw pulled off one of the most spectacular upsets in UFC history when he dominated Renan Barao for five rounds, bringing the Brazilian’s nearly decade-long unbeaten streak to an end and claiming the Bantamweight title. Dillashaw will be looking showcase the same well-rounded skillset that won him the belt during his highly anticipated rematch with Barao at UFC 177.

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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.

Takeya Mizugaki

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 20-7-2
  • From: Ibaraki, Japan
  • Fights out of: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Striking, Heart, Chin

An MMA veteran, Takeya Mizugaki made his professional debut on February 6, 2005 in his home country of Japan, going on to win his first six pro bouts. Making the jump to the UFC in March of 2011, Mizugaki has won seven of nine fights since joining the organization and is currently riding a five-fight win streak that includes victories over Bryan Caraway, Erik Perez and Francisco Rivera. Boasting a style showcases some of the Bantamweight division’s top striking, Mizugaki has scored five of his career wins by KO and another by submission. Aiming to extend his win streak to six, Mizugaki will look to make a statement at UFC 178 when he steps into the Octagon with former Bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz.

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Brian Bowles

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 10-3-0
  • From: Charleston, WV, USA
  • Fights out of: Athens, GA, USA
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Well-rounded, Strong

With a professional MMA career dating back to May of 2006, Brian Bowles has gone toe-to-toe with some of the best fighters that MMA’s lighter divisions have to offer including Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz. Beginning his career with an eight-fight winning streak, Bowles is no stranger to finishing his fights, earning six career wins by submission and another three by knockout. Former owner of the WEC Bantamweight strap, Bowles made his UFC debut in 2011 following a loss to Cruz in a WEC Championship bout.

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Dominick Cruz

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 19-1-0
  • From: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’8” (172 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61kg)
  • Strengths: Conditioning and Punching Power

The UFC’s first-ever Bantamweight Champion, Dominick Cruz represents one of the division’s most talented fighters, logging only a single loss in his professional career to rival Urijah Faber. An elusive fighter that deploys a mixture of boxing and wrestling inside the Octagon, Cruz also owned the WEC Bantamweight belt prior to becoming a champion in the UFC. Despite never losing his title during competition, Cruz has been plagued by a series of injuries that have kept him sidelined since 2011, eventually causing him to vacate his UFC title. Currently working his way back to 100%, Cruz will be looking to make his return to MMA in the near future.

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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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Urijah Faber

  • Nickname: The California Kid
  • Current Record: 30-7-0
  • From: Isla Vista, CA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 5’6” (167 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: Excellent Submissions, Strong Takedowns, Lightning-Fast Hand Speed

Largely responsible for helping put MMA’s lighter divisions on the map, former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber remains one of the most popular fighters competing in the sport today. Currently fighting as a Bantamweight in the UFC, Faber recently enjoyed a dominant 2013, winning all four of his bout – with three wins coming by submission – before dropping a championship fight against Renan Barao which he accepted on short notice. Known for his ever-positive attitude and approach to MMA, the Team Alpha Male staple will be looking get his next run a belt kicked off as soon as possible.

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Michael McDonald

  • Nickname: Mayday
  • Record: 16-3-0
  • From: Modesto, CA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Modesto, CA, USA
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5’9” (175 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: KO Power, Good Guard, Adaptable to Any Fight

A well-rounded athlete capable of finishing fights both on his feet and on the ground, Michael “Mayday” McDonald has been fighting professionally since February of 2007. He kicked off his career in the UFC with a win over Edwin Figueroa in March of 2011 that earned him the first of two Fight of the Night bonuses with the organization. A consummate finisher, McDonald has only gone the distance twice in his pro career, logging nine of his 16 wins by KO and another five by 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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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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Eddie Wineland

  • Nickname: NA
  • Current Record: 21-10-1
  • From: Houston, TX, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Chesterton, IN, USA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Strengths: KO Power, Striking, Wrestling

Arriving in the UFC by way of the WEC where he enjoyed a stint as the first-ever WEC Bantamweight Champion, Eddie Wineland has been competing professionally in MMA since April of 2003. Boasting solid knockout power, 12 of Wineland’s 21 wins have come via KO, with another four coming by way of submission. On the heels of a Fight of the Night performance against Scott Jorgensen and a decision win over Brad Pickett, Wineland faced off against Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao for the UFC title at UFC 165 in 2013, dropping the bout with a second round loss. He is currently ranked No.5 in the UFC’s Bantamweight division.

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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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