EA Sports’ upcoming UFC game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will bring an unprecedented amount of realism – and it looks like the ladies will get involved as well.
The company announced today that UFC’s female fighters, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, will be included in the game’s roster. This will mark the first time in the UFC series that female characters appear. However, they’ll only be able to fight against other females – you can’t pit them against the male combatants.
“This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts,” said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA Sports UFC. “In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with.”
“Since we added the Women’s Bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone,” said Dana White, UFC President. “The fights are always exciting, Ronda Rousey is as talented as any champion in the UFC and her rivalry with Miesha Tate is one of the most intense in UFC history. The female division has become a huge part of the UFC and fans will now be able to experience fighting with them in the game.”
Look for UFC to release sometime next spring.