While the fourth installment to EA Sports’ UFC series is currently available for EA Access subscribers, the game will be released for everyone who owns current-gen consoles — Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — later this week, as it’s due out on Friday, August 14.
EA has been releasing the fighter ratings for their upcoming UFC game over the last few days, and on Thursday, they revealed the game’s top ten fighters, and much to everyone’s surprise, Jon Jones, who is widely considered to be the greatest fighter of all time, isn’t the consensus best fighter in the game. Instead, he’s in a four-way tie for first with Amanda Nunes, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Valentina Shevchenko.
Amanda Nunes (women’s bantamweight champion) – 5 stars overallJon Jones (light heavyweight champion) – 5 stars overallKhabib Nurmagomedov (lightweight champion) – 5 stars overallValentina Shevchenko (women’s flyweight champion) – 5 stars overallHenry Cejudo – 4 and 1/2 stars overallIsrael Adesanya (middleweight champion) – 4 and 1/2 stars overallZhang Weili (women’s strawweight champion) – 4 and 1/2 stars overallStipe Miocic (heavyweight champion) – 4 and 1/2 stars overallGeorges St. Pierre – 4 and 1/2 stars overallKamaru Usman (welterweight champion) – 4 and 1/2 stars overall
It’s also worth noting that the UFC’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor, is ranked 20th with a 4 and 1/2 star overall rating.
In addition to revealing the game’s top fighters, EA Sports also unveiled the game’s official soundtrack, which features the following 30 tracks.
- A$AP Ferg – ValueAvelino – Higher PowerBIA – COVER GIRLCartel Madras – Goonda GoldDa Odd Couple – Ultimate Force (ft. The Real DMT)Dax – Faster (ft. Tech N9ne)Denzel Curry x Kenny Beats – So.Incredible.pkgDJ Shadow – C.O.N.F.O.R.M. ft. Gift Of Gab, Lateef The Truth Speaker & Infamous TazEminem – Godzilla (feat. Juice WRLD)Fabolous – B.O.M.B.S.Glass Animals – Tokyo Drifting (ft. Denzel Curry)Goon Des Garcons* – PRESSUREHDBeenDope – Bands 2J. Cole – MIDDLE CHILDJevon – Gracie BrothersLabrinth – Mount EverestMachine Gun Kelly – RouletteNF – ReturnsPhantogram – In A SpiralRun The Jewels – holy calama****Run The Jewels – goonies vs. E.T.Stormzy – Audacity (FT. HEADIE ONE)Terrell Hines – Get UpTHEY. – Red Light Green LightWale – Routine (ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill)WHIPPED CREAM – Told Ya (ft. Lil Xan)Wiz Khalifa – Still WizYizzy – Only OneYo Gotti- More Ready Than EverYoung T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (ft. Headie One)
EA Sports has seemingly improved things between the release of the third and fourth game, as they’re attempting to simplify the controls for more casual players, while also giving more experienced players the opportunity to use the game’s traditional control scheme.
They’ve also made a ton of improvements to the game’s career mode, which, judging from the trailers, looks better than ever.