EA Sports UFC: Bruce Lee and 5 MMA Fighters You Can’t Wait To Play As

EA Sports UFC: Bruce Lee and 5 MMA Fighters You Can't Wait To Play As

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With its highly anticipated cross-platform game EA Sports UFC set to hit shelves on June 17, the UFC recently made a huge reveal, announcing that the game's new mystery character is none other than the “father” of MMA himself, Bruce Lee. With advanced gameplay, stellar graphics and an expansive roster to choose from, here are the fighters you should be most excited to play as.

5. Glover Teixeira

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5. Glover Teixeira

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Making his virtual UFC debut, current light heavyweight No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira should quickly become one of the most popular characters for the promotion's first joint project with EA. Teixeira’s powerful yet well-rounded style has already made him a fan favorite inside the Octagon, making the Brazilian brawler a fun pick for those who love a good scrap.

4. Robbie Lawler

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4. Robbie Lawler

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Possibly the most interesting thing about playing as Robbie Lawler will be how EA rates his fighter abilities, because they may have to make some programming accommodations for his ridiculous power. No matter who he’s paired, with Lawler could change the tune of the fight with one clubbing left hand, making him a fun character to play and an X-factor in any online matchup.

3. Jose Aldo

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3. Jose Aldo

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For all the praise as pound-for-pound king Jon Jones receives, Jose Aldo has been totally dominating a more competitive weight class for a longer period of time. The UFC’s featherweight champ is punishing and technical on the feet and impossible to take down. From double-flying knees to leaping off of the cage into a superman punch, Aldo embodies what it means to be an explosive fighter.

2. Chris Weidman

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2. Chris Weidman

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Like Teixeira, this will be UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s first time having his likeness captured in a video game, and it will be very interesting to see how his skills are portrayed. Weidman has looked untouchable throughout his undefeated career, and dominating as the former All-American wrestler should be nothing short of entertaining.

1. Anderson Silva

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1. Anderson Silva

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Anderson Silva is the greatest -- what other reason do you need? If EA sports, in conjunction with the new high-powered generation of consoles, can come close to capturing the skill, movement and intangibles of the consensus G.O.A.T., it will be a testament to technology and an absolute joy for true fans of the sport.

Graham Jones is an MMA writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @graymatter91, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

 


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