Ahead of the UFC 169 card this weekend, EA have released screencaps of three of the main draws from the card – Frank Mir, Ricardo Lamas and featherweight champion Jose Aldo. EA have been revealing new members of the roster along with screenshots on a weekly basis, ahead of their spring release for their debut title in the UFC deal.
Below, you can find the details shared by EA about each fighter, along with the screencaps.
Ricardo Lamas, per EA Sports:
- Nickname: The Bully
- Current Record: 13-2-0
- From: Chicago, IL, USA
- Fights Out Of: Chicago, IL, USA
- Age: 31
- Height: 5’8” (172 cm)
- Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
- Strengths: Explosiveness, Power
Since making his professional debut in 2008, Ricardo Lamas has been hard at work cementing his status as a fighter to watch out for in the Featherweight division. After racking up a 4-2 record in the WEC, Lamas transitioned into the UFC in 2011, scoring a first-round TKO win over Matt Grice in his debut. The Bully would go on to log a Submission of the Night performance against Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos and went undefeated in his first four UFC bouts.
Ricardo Lamas will be fighting for the featherweight title against current champ Jose Aldo this Saturday.
Jose Aldo, per EA Sports:
- Nickname: Junior
- Current Record: 23-1-0
- From: Manaus, Brazil
- Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Age: 27
- Height: Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
- Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
- Strengths: Very Strong Ground Game, Knockout Power, Stamina
Jose Aldo became the UFC’s inaugural Featherweight champion on Nov. 20, 2010 and hasn’t let the title go since. Following his first UFC title defense against Mark Hominick, the former WEC champ hasn’t looked back, defending it five times against some of the division’s top talent, including Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar. Considered one of MMA best pound-for-pound fighters, Aldo is an adept finisher with 15 of his 23 career wins coming by way of knockout.
Jose Aldo is currently 5-0 in the UFC and is ranked #2 in the UFC’s Pound-for-Pound list. A win over Lamas will make him seventeen in a row.
Frank Mir, per EA Sports:
- Nickname: N/A
- Current Record: 16-8-0
- From: Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Age: 34
- Height: 6’3” (190 cm)
- Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
- Strengths: Great Submissions, Improved Striking, Two-Time Heavyweight Champion
Stepping into the Octagon for the first time in only his third pro bout, Frank Mir has been a staple of the UFC’s Heavyweight division since 2001. After winning the Heavyweight title from Tim Sylvia in 2004, Mir was sidelined for 20 months by a near career-ending motorcycle accident. His return to the sport is recognized as one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history, with Mir managing to fight his way back to become the division’s interim champion in 2008. An impressive ground game has helped Mir secure devastating submission wins over, Sylvia, Brock Lesnar, Cheick Kingo and Minotauro Nogueira.
Frank Mir will be hoping to halt a three fight skid with a win over former top contender Alistair Overeem this Saturday.