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In EA Sports UFC players begin career mode as a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter”

EA announced today that “for the first time ever in a UFC video game” players will begin their career as a contestant on the reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter. Contestants on the show must first prove themselves before entering the Octagon.

Players start by creating their character — with their own likeness if they choose thanks to Game Face — and choosing one of eight weight classes to fight in with options ranging from flyweight to heavyweight. Next they choose a fighting style from 10 options (muay thai, boxing, etc) and are then placed on an Ultimate Fighter team coached by real life fighter teams “Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit, Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz, Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson” and more.


By winning The Ultimate Fighter tournament players will earn a contract and sponsorship with the UFC and the opportunity to fight on Pay-Per-View cards. The ultimate goal being to move up to the Main cards and winning a title. As players fight they’ll need to maintain two ratings systems, Popularity and Longevity. A higher level of popularity will give access to more sponsors, more tips and tricks from UFC stars and more. The more fights you engage in and the more hits you take the lower your Longevity meter will fall. Once it’s empty, it’s game over for your career.

Through fights, players earn XP which levels their fighter up through 25 levels and unlocks abilities in three categories, Ground, Standup and Physical. Through leveling up and unlocking new abilities players will gain access to different game plans which can be changed in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent’s fighting style. Evolution points are also granted as players level up and can be used to improve specific attributes like right handed power and kicking strength.

EA Sports UFC will be available for PS4 and Xbox One on 19 June.

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