Get ready for lots of armbars.
The UFC recently allowed female fighters to start fighting under the promotion, and today EA Sports revealed that for the first time in a UFC video game, EA Sports UFC will feature female fighters.
UFC President Dana White had this to say about the announcement:
“Since we added the Women’s Bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone. 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.”
The news doesn’t come as much of a shock, but it’s still nice to see the female fighters get their spotlight in the game as well. The two female fighters revealed so far are Miesha Tate and the UFC Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey. It’s also no surprise that they are first two fighters announced, as they are coaches on the new season of the Ultimate Fighter (which premieres tonight) and will then square off in the octagon later this year. Unfortunately, EA Sports didn’t have any new gameplay footage to go along with the announcement, but you can watch the video below to see Ronda talk about her rivalry with Tate.