THQ submits full roster of 80 fighters, reveals GameStop-exclusive downloadable characters.
It's been more than two years since THQ first revealed it had the license to make Ultimate Fighting Championship games. Befitting the mixed martial arts' Octagon-contained competition, the publisher has been appropriately "cagey" with details since. However, this week THQ finally confirmed some key specifics, announcing the release date, cover athletes, and complete roster for the long-awaited UFC 2009: Undisputed.
The first UFC game in more than five years will arrive on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 19. Although much of the game's promotion to date has focused on fighters such as Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Chuck Liddell, Undisputed will arrive on American store shelves featuring Forrest Griffin, former light heavyweight champion and winner of the first season of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter. Meanwhile, Canadian UFC fans will be able to pick up the game fronted by Quebec native and current welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
For more on the game, check out GameSpot's exclusive UFC interview. The full list of 80 fighters--with an additional two downloadable combatants available for those who preorder from specialty retailer GameStop--follows below.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Brandon Vera (can switch to Light Heavyweight)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Wilson Gouveia (can switch to Middleweight)
Ryan Bader (downloadable content -- GameStop exclusive)
Anderson Silva (can switch to Light Heavyweight)
Rich Franklin (can switch to Light Heavyweight)
Dan Henderson (can switch to Light Heavyweight)
Michael Bisping (can switch to Light Heavyweight)
Martin Kampmann (can switch to Welterweight)
Amir Sadollah (can switch to Welterweight)
Matt Serra (can switch to Lightweight)
Mike Swick (can switch to Middleweight)
BJ Penn (can switch to Welterweight)
Sean Sherk (can switch to Welterweight)
Efrain Escudero (downloadable content -- GameStop exclusive)
I have never played a demo as much as I have this one. Playing on the different difficulties really show the depth that this game has. I think after every match I have a smile on my face and this is just with the same two guys over and over again. Really looking forward to this game.
re bigdog when theres still a chance that randy is unlockable (ufc owns his rights not EA) and you cant blaim them for no carwin i mean he shot out of no where.
I think they actually did a great job wih the roster. Their are some people I'm gonna have to create when I get the game (Couture, guida, cote, carwin), but besides that can't complain. I think the ability for certain fighters to switch weight classes is awesome. The create a fighter better not disappoint. I think I'm gonna be spending a lot of time making fighters (fedor, sakuraba, aoki, belfort, babalu, overeem, little nogueira)
@ndifran1 Duh. Couture still fights. He fought lesnar in november and has a fight coming up against nogueira
i realize that everyone likes couture but he retired. its ufc 2009 and since couture doesn't fight any more he is not in it. correct me if i'm wrong but all those guys fight now, and this isn't the first ufc game for anyone who said it is was.
coleman should be able to drop to 205 in the game, his last fight was at 205 they shouldnt of added that feature, i doubt sherk is ever gonna go back to 170
i can't believe Clay "the carpenter' guida didn't make the cut either. they probally couldn't make that caveman hair look right? ha ha
I'm really surprised EA never picked up on this license especially as big as the MMA has gotten over the years. They make games for ever other sport so why not this? Maybe they'll do an offshoot of the Fight Night series with MMA
"gusnitro", you've got a point in there, but it's still better (less stiff) than those WWE games, at least... :-)
some videos look great some look a tad shaky but it's the UFC's first game you can't expect it to be perfect. I think this game looks like a perfect launching point to improve after this game and make really good games in the future... im pumped for this game!!
Not to say that this game is gonna suck but... the fight system looks kind of stiff to me. Anybody agree?
Basskill: Are you insane? 80+ guys are there. How many more fighters could they have had? Besides Couture and possibly one or two others, the roster is perfect and includes almost everyone you can think of.
Please stop with the Fedor comments, please. Still, good roster going on, quite a lot of people. Thought they may have included some classics that were even in the other games such as the Shamrocks, or Uno etc, Still, looks good :P
Motorola: Watching two people fight one another is boring? I'm pretty sure you're alone there, buddy.
Either Randy is doing the movie thing so he didn't sign. Or there holding him back for future DLC and I'm sure he'll be the main draw for people to get the DLC while the rest of the fighters our low level. The movie idea sounds more likely but with this gen of consoles the other is also in the realm of possibility.
where's Clay Guida,? I know he's not the most famous UFC fighter, but definitely deserves a spot over some of the people he's recently beaten. Hopefully through DLC him, along with a few more fighters will be available
Randy probably didn't want to sign the contract for his exclusive likeness since he broke out into the movie business. And Fedor is not, nor ever will be, owned by Zuffa so don't even consider him a possibility as an unlockable.
what!? no Kimbo Slice?! lol i think they should do like a Legends DLC Pack featuring the retired greats, like Shamrock, Coture, and others
Sweet list of fighters in the game. Now i have reason to go and reserve it. Also i gotta say i do agree with a few of the other ppl and wonder why Randy "The Natural" Couture ain't included in the game. even though he's retired after his last ppv fight with brock lesner,Coture should still be in the game. I hope they include him as a downloadable character after the game's release More importantly where the HELL is ken shamrock? he's one of the original fighters that helped get UFC off the ground. he should be in the game as well. Looking forward to the game but they're missing a few ufc originals that most everyone already mentioned.
Why does people always have to complain about who isn't on a game. The developers can't put every single person in the game it would never get finished. I am sad Randy Couture isn't on there but there is this sweet thing called downloadable content :)
Very interested in this game. I don't follow UFC, but I watch it on Spike whenever I can. Cant wait!
I wonder why Randy Couture is not on the list? I'm rather surprised Tito Ortiz made the list since Dana White can't stand him.
This is an interesting roster...not what I expected. Some pleasant suprises and some slight disappointments... I happily suprised to see the following: Arlovski, Sylvia, Mirko, Tito Ortiz, Evan Tanner Suprised Carwin and Randy arent in the game. Randy not being in such an epic fail... Guys for those who dont know Fedor has never been in the UFC..so it wouldnt be right if he was in the game.... Thank god for create a fighter -Fedor, Randy and Vitor Belfort will be the first fighters I will create.
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