EA recently announced that UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be one of two cover athletes for the upcoming game. The other fighter to grace the cover will be decided by a cover vote consisting of 16 of the UFC’s brightest stars.
The round one match-ups have begun and will be ending on November 10th.
So, who do you think should be on the cover of EA Sports UFC? Feel free to post your comments and select your favorite fighter in the poll below.
Ronda Rousey (7-0):
Ronda Rousey has taken the MMA world by storm and is one of the sole reasons UFC President Dana White brought women into the UFC. Rousey hold a professional MMA record of 7-0 and amazingly, all seven of those wins have come via first round armbar. Rousey is the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, was the final Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion and is an Olympic champion, winning a bronze metal in Judo at the 2008 games in Beijing. She is widely considered the number one pound-for-pound female fighter in the world and holds notable wins over Miesha Tate, Sarah Kaufman and Liz Carmouche.
Miesha Tate (13-4):
Miesha Tate is a former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion and is considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound female fighters in the world. Tate is currently coaching “The Ultimate Fighter 18” against UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey and will be fighting her for the title at UFC 168 on December 28th. Tate holds notable wins over Marloes Coenen and Julie Kedzie.
Urijah Faber (29-6):
Urijah Faber aka “The California Kid” is one of the most popular MMA fighters in the world; especially in the lighter weight classes. Faber has competed in both the Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions and is also a former WEC Featherweight champion. Faber is a perennial contender, who has challenged for titles more times than I can count on one hand and is possibly one more win away from another. He holds many notable wins, including Raphael Assuncao, Eddie Wineland, Jens Pulver, current UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and more.
Michael Bisping (24-5):
England’s Michael Bisping is very likely the most popular international MMA fighter and is the guy that everyone loves to hate due to his brazen attitude. Bisping is always in the title hunt, but whenever he gets one win away from the title, he can’t seem to seal the deal. Nevertheless, Bisping is always ranked in the top ten in the world at Middleweight, currently ranked fourth in the division by the UFC rankings. He holds notable wins over Matt Hamill, Chris Leben, Jason Miller and Brian Stann.
Anthony Pettis (17-2):
Anthony Pettis is the current UFC Lightweight champion and was the final WEC Lightweight champion. Pettis is known for being a finisher, finishing 14 of his 17 victories and is most widely known for the “showtime” kick he landed on Benson Henderson to become WEC Lightweight champion. Pettis has become a fan favorite for his dynamic, devastating striking and hold notable victories over Joe Lauzon, Donald Cerrone and Benson Henderson twice.
Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1):
Demetrious Johnson, also known as “Mighty Mouse” is a former Bantamweight and is the first and current UFC Flyweight champion. While Johnson was always a top guy at Bantamweight, at 5’3 he was always a much smaller fighter in the division. Johnson is always fun to watch, and is easily the fastest man in the UFC and possibly in all of MMA. Johnson holds wins over Miguel Torres, Joseph Benavidez, Ian McCall and John Dodson.
Georges St-Pierre (24-2):
Georges St-Pierre is considered to be one of the best, if not the best MMA fighter of all-time by many. He is the current UFC Welterweight champion and has defeated generations of Welterweights. St-Pierre doesn’t only defeat his opponents, he neutralizes pretty much everything and anything they do well. St-Pierre also holds the record for the most wins in UFC history with 18. GSP has too many wins over notable opponents to count, but they include two each over former champions BJ Penn and Matt Hughes, as well as Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz, and Jake Shields.
Chris Weidman (10-0):
Chris Weidman shocked the world when he knocked out the longest reigning UFC champion ever, Anderson Silva to become the current UFC Middleweight champion. Weidman has dominated all of his opposition primarily using his sensational wrestling, in which he was a two time NCAA Division I All-American. Weidman has looked nearly unstoppable and holds wins over men like Mark Munoz, Demian Maia and Anderson Silva.
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