EA Sports adds women fighters to UFC game

March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ronda Rousey punches Miesha Tate during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Fans of Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate who wanted to beat up their favorite star’s rival will get a chance to, at least in a digital way.

EA Sports announced that it will be adding women fighters to upcoming “EA Sports UFC” video game, which is scheduled to come out for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Rousey, the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion and Tate, former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion, have been revealed as the first two female fighters in the game.

This is not the first time female fighters have been added to the game. Fighters Felice Herrig and Michele Gutierrez appeared in the Supremacy MMA, released in 2011. Female fighters have also appeared in wrestling video games and fighting games.

This is good, not only for the fighters, but also for gamers. One of the complaints I have heard about sports games, like the WWE Smackdown series, is not have a woman progress in the game’s career or season mode.

Although Rousey and Tate are the two women in the game, I am sure EA Sports will add the entire women’s division. They could also release release fighters who fought in Strikeforce and other promotions as downloadable content in the future. Personally I would like to see EA allow female fighters to be created, similar to the previous “Create A Fighter” mode in previous UFC games. Who wouldn’t want to see a UFC-ized Chun-Li take on a fighter who looks like Gina Carano but has the moves of Jose Aldo?

Which UFC Women’s Bantamweight fighter would you like to see added to the game? Answer with a comment below, send a tweet to @alstover or email [email protected]

Topics: Ea Sports, Miesha Tate, Mixed Martial Arts, Ronda Rousey, UFC, Video Games, Women's MMA

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