Sep 21, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Jon Jones enters the octagon before his fight against Alexander Gustafsson (not pictured) during their light heavyweight championship bout at UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

EA Sports UFC cover athlete: Fan voting to determine second fighter


It was announced on Monday morning that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be the cover athlete for the upcoming “EA Sports: UFC” game, which is set to release in the spring, but he will not be alone on the cover as it hits the shelves.

As EA Sports has been known to do as of late, a fan vote will be held to determine the second cover athlete for the game.

Fans will be able to choose from UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey,Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier, Junior dos Santos, Urijah Faber, Alexander Gustafsson, Johny Hendricks, Benson Henderson, Chael Sonnen and Miesha Tate in a bracket style tournament.

The vote, which is sponsored by Metro PCS, will “consists of a weekly, round-by-round, head-to-head elimination tournament,” according to an official release.

Voting begins today at UFC.com/covervote.

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