UFC Undisputed 2009 is expected to flood the market on May 19 to the pleasure of fans and gamers worldwide. It’s the first video game for the promotion since Ultimate Fighting Championship: "Sudden Impact" back in 2004 — five very long years.
While the game is still over a month away, a playable demo will be available for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network next Thursday, April 23, according to the official UFC Undisputed Web Site.
"UFC Undisputed 2009″ will feature 80 current and former UFC fighters, including Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, as well as extra downloadable fighters such as Ryan Bader and Efrain Escudero if the purchase is made from Gamestop.
The only very notable exception from the amazingly deep roster is Randy Couture, but with at least two more UFC games in the works, it’s possible that "The Natural" could appear in a future game if we don’t see him first included as downloadable content on Xbox Live Market Place or the Playstation Store.
It seems that with three UFC games planned for release, publisher THQ is looking for the UFC video game franchise to eventually attain the success of games based on the WWE or even Madden.
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(Special thanks to MMAmania.com reader "Brian L." who contributed to this report.)