Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) or Georges St-Pierre? Georges St-Pierre or Alexander Gustafsson? Decisions, decisions… Who will stand opposite reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones on the cover of “EA Sports UFC”?
If this was an official UFC event poster, Gustafsson would make the most sense because he competes in Jones’ division. However, this is a popularity contest and fans get to decide who dons the cover of EA’s first UFC video game.
From a marketability standpoint, EA would clearly prefer for St-Pierre to take the cover instead of the lesser known Gustafsson.
GSP beat Chris Weidman, Johny Hendricks and Anthony Pettis to make it to the finals. Gustafsson, meanwhile, took down Daniel Cormier, Miesha Tate and Chael Sonnen on the other end of the brackets.
Voting for the second athlete who appears on the video game cover alongside Jones runs through December 1 at UFC.com/covervote. The official retail cover showcasing both fighters will be unveiled December 28 at UFC 168.
The Metro PCS-sponsored vote consisted of a weekly, round-by-round, head-to-head elimination tournament. Fans voted as often as they liked and doubled their voting power by using fighter-specific hashtags on “Twitter Vote Thursdays.” Each tweet with the proper hashtag counts as two votes.
“EA Sports UFC” is expected to launch on Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 in the spring of 2014.