With the ever increasing popularity of UFC, especially thanks to the newly founded female division, EA Sports announced today it will be implementing female fighters in their newest UFC title.
Most notable of the featured females are UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and number one contender Miesha Tate. Aside from being the first two female fighters announced for the upcoming roster, both Rousey and Tate will be coaches in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
"In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with," said Dean Richards, general manager of the EA Sports UFC franchise at EA.
This is a big step for the UFC and EA Sports as previous Ultimate Fighting games were released by THQ. THQ lost the rights to franchise after Dana White, UFC President, sold their license to EA in June of 2012. There has not been a full announcement of the female roster, but there are sure to be more to come.