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EA Sports MMA Signs With Strikeforce

EA Sports MMA Signs With Strikeforce


EA Sports has announced that upcoming mixed martial arts title MMA will feature the North American promotion Strikeforce as one of its premier leagues in the game. Strikeforce started life as a kick-boxing promotion before moving into mixed martial arts in 2006. Since then it has seen rapid expansion across the US and featured some of the best MMA fighters in the world.

As well as confirming the involvement of the Strikeforce brand in the game, MMA will also feature some of its most recognisable fighters, commentators and announcers. Fighters Brett Rogers and Jake Shields have been confirmed on the MMA roster with commentary team of Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo, ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr .and referee “Big John” McCarthy also joining the game.

“EA Sports has long been recognized by gamers as a highly innovative, ground breaking provider of sports gaming entertainment,” Strikeforce president Scott Coker said in a press release. “We are confident that EA Sports MMA will function as a great ambassador for Strikeforce’s fighters and effectively promote our sport to a new audience as well as to longtime fight fans.”

“We are very excited to be working with Strikeforce and feature them as a premier league in our game,” MMA executive producer Dale Jackson added. “They have a wealth of mixed martial arts expertise, put on great shows and have a great stable of top-notch fighters.”

It may well be interesting to note that Strikeforce also features women’s mixed martial arts on its cards, which is not something that has been mentioned before. So far only male fighters have been confirmed for EA’s MMA, but that could well change. In the mean time here is a list of the confirmed fighters so far and their styles.

  • Fedor Emelianenko – Russian – Judo, Wrestling, Sambo, Boxing
  • Gegard Mousasi – Dutch American – Judo, Kickboxing
  • Benji Radach – American – Facesmashing Fu
  • Renato Sobral – Brazilian – Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling
  • Frank Shamrock – American – Wrestling, Kickboxing
  • Frank Trigg – American – Wrestling, Judo, Boxing
  • Jay Hieron – American – Wrestling
  • Tim F Kennedy – American – Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Muhammed Lawal – American – Wrestling
  • Cung Le – Vietnamese American – Sanshou, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Viet Vo Dao, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Bas Rutten – Dutch American – Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Kyokushin
  • Randy Couture – American – Greco-Roman Wrestling, Dirty Boxing
  • Tim Sylvia – American – Kickboxing
  • Kevin Randleman – American – Wrestling
  • Jason Miller – American – Slap Boxing
  • Brett Rogers – American – Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling
  • Jake Shields – American – Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu

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