What would a UFC video game be without UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey? Thankfully, button-mashers don’t have to worry about having to answer that question.
EA Sports is pulling no punches for their return to the mixed martial arts pond. On Wednesday, the video game giant revealed Rousey, along with bitter rival Miesha Tate will appear in “EA Sports UFC.”
“Since we added the women’s bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone. The fights are always exciting, Ronda Rousey is as talented as any champion in the UFC and her rivalry with Miesha Tate is one of the most intense in UFC history. The female division has become a huge part of the UFC and fans will now be able to experience fighting with them in the game.”
Rousey and Tate will be joined by the other females on the UFC’s roster for the video game. However, their names weren’t released as they might not still be with the promotion by the time the video game is released.
Today’s announcement comes hours before “The Ultimate Fighter 18” debuts on Fox Sports 1 where Rousey and Tate will be serving as opposing coaches. The archenemies battle for Rousey crown at UFC 168 on New Year’s Eve weekend.
“EA Sports UFC” is expected to launch on Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 in the spring of 2014.
Please click the media player below to watch Rousey’s interview with EA: