Jon Jones Graces First EA Sports UFC Video Game Cover; Fan Voting to Determine Second Fighter

EA Sports UFC Jon Jones Cover-110x77The UFC and EA Sports on Monday announced UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the first cover athlete for the new EA Sports UFC video game.

“It’s a huge honor to be selected as one of the fighters to appear on the cover of EA SPORTS UFC,” said Jones. “I am a big fan of EA SPORTS and appearing on a cover is one of those things you dream about as a kid. I’ll definitely be following the Cover Vote to see which fighter the fans choose to join me as the face of the game.”

The Cover Vote that Jones mentioned is a way for fans to get in on the action and determine the athlete that will grace the EA Sports UFC game cover opposite Jones.

Sixteen fighters will square off in a bracket-style elimination tournament with fans voting to determine the winner in each pairing. The winners of the initial “Prelims” round of voting will then move on to a round of eight fighters dubbed the “main card.” The winners of the main card pairings will then move on to the final four in the “co-main event” round of two match-ups. The winners of the co-main event pairings then move on the “Title Fight,” with the winner earning to spot with Jones on the cover of the game.

Voting opens Monday at http://www.ufc.com/covervote.

EA SPORTS UFC Cover Vote Schedule

  • Round of 16 : Prelims – Voting from Mon, Nov. 4 – Sun, Nov. 10
  • Round of 8 : Main Card – Voting from Mon, Nov. 11 – Sun, Nov. 17
  • Final Four : Co-Main Event – Voting from Mon, Nov. 18 – Sun, Nov. 24
  • Finals : Title Fight – Voting from Mon, Nov. 19 – Sun, Dec. 1

EA SPORTS UFC Prelims Match-ups

  • Urijah Faber vs. Michael Bisping
  • Johny Hendricks vs. Dominick Cruz
  • Anthony Pettis vs. Demetrious Johnson
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Daniel Cormier
  • Georges St-Pierre vs. Chris Weidman
  • Junior dos Santos vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Jose Aldo vs. Benson Henderson
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate

EA Sports Cover Vote Prelims

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