Let's hear it for the little guys.
Not long after Electronic Arts (EA) flashed the faces of featherweights Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas (pics), the gaming giant is back in the 145-pound weight class for a look at contender Cub Swanson, before dropping all the way down to flyweight to show you the digital doppelganger of Scott Jorgensen.
Plenty more where that came from.
They're scheduled to appear for the EA Sports UFC video game (preview), which will bring mixed martial arts (MMA) action to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE consoles later this spring. Here's a sneak peek at their in-game likenesses from the game's official website.
A veteran of 25 professional MMA bouts in a career spanning back to 2004, Cub Swanson has been on a roll since the start of 2012. Unorthodox, unpredictable and rapidly establishing himself as a true contender in the Featherweight division, Swanson is currently riding a five-fight win-streak that saw his post wins over Top 10 divisional-talent, Dustin Poirier and Dennis Siver. Four of Swanson’s past five wins have come by way of knockout.
After going 7-3 over the course of his stint in the WEC, Scott "Young Guns" Jorgensen made his UFC debut in 2011, KOing Ken Stone on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Possessing a well-rounded game and a knack for pushing the pace inside the Octagon, Jorgensen has gone toe-to-toe with some of best fighters on the planet including Urijah Faber, Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao. Following his sixth UFC bout, Jorgensen dropped down a weight class, making the move from Bantamweight to Flyweight.
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EA Sports dipped its toe into the MMA video game market with EA Sports MMA back in 2010 under the Strikeforce banner (see it) and now looks to improve upon that effort -- as well as the UFC video games for THQ -- by implementing the latest advances in technology.
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