Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are about to make more history together. EA Sports announced today that both women will be the first female athletes to be included in an EA Sports UFC videogame. While other talent will be added to the rosters before the game releases this spring, it makes sense from a marketing perspective to get the word out that the face of women’s MMA will be in the game.
“Since we added the women’s bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone. The fights are always exciting, Ronda Rousey is as talented as any champion in the UFC and her rivalry with Miesha Tate is one of the most intense in UFC history. The female division has become a huge part of the UFC and fans will now be able to experience fighting with them in the game.”
That fighting begins tonight as season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter kicks off on Fox Sports 1 at 9 PM CT. While the network has only provided us with teasers regarding what’s to come, unless you’ve been under a rock you know of the dislike both combatants share for one another. This time around 18 male and 18 female bantamweights will battle it out for a chance to fight in the octagon. Rousey and Tate however will settle their dispute in December at UFC 168.
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