In case you didn't get enough of the Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate rivalry, which began in Strikeforce, continued on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 and will conclude with UFC 168, EA Sports is giving you another go-round with its new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) video game due out in early 2014.
"Rowdy" and "Cupcake" are just two of the many bantamweights to be added to the 'esteemed roster" of female fighters.
Starting next Spring, players will "Feel the Fight" in the Octagon and experience the crippling power of Rousey's signature armbar, the ferocious intensity of Tate's grappling, and many other fighting styles from an esteemed roster of female fighters in EA SPORTS UFC.
"This is a great moment for video games and for mixed martial arts," said Dean Richards, General Manager of EA Sports UFC in today's release. "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."
This isn't EA's first venture into the world of combat sports.
Aside from its popular "Fight Night" boxing series, the video game giant jumped on the MMA bandwagon by way of Strikeforce back in 2010, but sales were sluggish compared to the "Undisputed" franchise from THQ. As luck would have it, THQ went belly up and EA Sports found itself in sole possession of the UFC license
See the EA Sports UFC 2014 video game preview trailer for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One here. For an early look at the "Ignite" in-game footage, starring UFC 165 headliners Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, click here.