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UFC will feature playable female fighters

Wednesday, 4th September 2013 15:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

UFC will feature playable female fighters for the first time ever in a UFC videogame, EA Sports announced today.

The headliners will be UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and top bantamweight contender Miesha Tate, both of which are the female coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Starting next spring, players can use Rousey’s signature armbar move, or Tate’s “grappling” and other fighting styles from the roster of female fighters.

“This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts,” said Dean Richards, GM of 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.”

EA Sports UFC is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2014.

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  1. VibraniumSpork

    The 21st Century is truly a place of wonders; the power of the Cloud, devoted to the most convincing computer-simulated boob-jigglin’ ever witnessed by man…

    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/479/151/102.gif

    #1 8 months ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    EA says “no” to mixed gender bouts: “in order to remain authentic to the sport, female fighters will not be able to fight male fighters” in EA Sports UFC and that more female fighters will be announced closer to the game’s launch. ”
    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/04/female-fighters-ronda-rousey-and-miesha-tate-announced-for-ea-sp

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Dark

    Good.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    That’s awful.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Sylrissa

    This is awesome, wasn’t expecting it, and has caught my attention for sure. I might have to pick this one up.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. bitsnark

    This is great.

    The 135lb women’s division is host to some of the most exciting, competitive fights so far.

    Definitely on board with this.

    Good to see EA UFC being the first MMA title to really acknowledge the surging popularity of the women in MMA too.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. YoungZer0

    This just in: UFC-Videogame glorifies violence against women.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. salarta

    There were female gladiators in Roman times. The concept of women fighting basically had a curve of acceptable to not acceptable to acceptable again, only now with fewer stab wounds and beheadings!

    #8 8 months ago