Ahead of their epic confrontation as opposing coaches on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and arch-rival Miesha Tate have made history as the first ever female fighters confirmed for inclusion in a MMA game.
EA Sports UFC will feature the two, along with many more women competitors, when it releases in Q1/Q2 of 2014. Players will be able to “feel the fight” on either end of Rousey’s crippling, signature armbar and Tate’s grinding grappling game. General Manager, EA Sports UFC, Dean Richards and UFC President Dana White had the following to say about the announcement;
This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts. 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.
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.
Check out EA Sports UFC‘s pre-alpha gameplay footage that was recently released, and the Ronda Rousey interview embedded below.