EA Sports has been creating the next generation UFC game for quite some time, promising to impress Mixed Martial Arts fans and practitioners with the most genuine, exciting, and rewarding video game possible.
Over the past several months the game’s anticipation and hype has been centered around brief gameplay previews, the fan cover vote, and of course the roster reveal. The latest promotional tool from the EA Sports crew was the announcement of a secret playable character inside the EA Sports UFC game.
Today, EA Sports officially revealed the cover of EA Sports UFC:
— EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC) April 6, 2014
Jon Jones, the UFC Light Heavyweight champion, was selected by EA to grace the cover months back. Alexander Gustafsson was selected in the fan cover vote where he beat out 16 other fighters for his spot on the cover.
Jones and Gustafsson have a history inside the cage as well. At UFC 165, Gustafsson challenged Jones for the Light Heavyweight title and lost a razor close decision to the champion. It was easily the toughest fight of Jones career, and is considered to be one of the greatest title fight of all time. If Jones beats Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 later this month, he will likely face Gustafsson next in a rematch.