For the first time ever, video game fans will be able to use female fighters in a game licensed by the UFC, as UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Miesha Tate have been included.
EA Sports UFC is set to be released in the spring of 2014.
“This is a great moment for video games and for Mixed Martial Arts,” said Dean Richards, general manager for 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.”
Rousey and Tate will be seen each Wednesday starting tonight on FOX Sports 1 as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter. They are scheduled to meet in December at UFC 168.
“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.”