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

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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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  • Felipe Bloris

    #votealdo

  • josh

    when is the fight

  • team_velasquez

    where is cain???

    • Igor

      I bet he’s out because of all the buzz around his “brown pride” tattoo.

  • Rawhead Rex

    I’d love to see Gus win. It’d be nice to have the cover commemorate an actual match-up, especially one of the greatest fights in UFC history.

    • Jay Mcgarrity

      I agree, if they are already putting Jones up on there it only makes sense. I would probably have gone with GSP and voted for the other as GSP has a much larger fan base but Jones and Gus on there together would be cool.

  • Gebe

    I’d like Bob Sapp there

  • Eric Adams

    Wow, no Cain V or Anderson Silva~

    • Mark McDowall

      Agreed…but yet they have DC, Hendricks and Sonnen on there??

    • The Best Eva

      Ya a few are unncessary like Chael lol.

  • Anand Raj Khosla

    Anderson Silva

    • Darin

      Anderson was on the last UFC game cover. That’s the only reason I can see him not being eligible.

  • Ramon S

    No Caín or Anderson Silva or Texeira but JDS, Sonnen and Cruz make the cut? What a Joke.

    • Mark McDowall

      Cruz has a belt…thats the only reason I can see for him being on there.

  • Mark McDowall

    Just to mess with the UFC we should all get as many people to vote for Miesha Tate as possible. That would cause Rhonda to have another one of her freak outs…

    • Darin

      Everyone should vote for Cruz since many fans have never seen him fight and have no idea who he is.

  • https://www.facebook.com/bestnicknameeverbros Eugenio Croitoru

    Now only if these were real matchups, holy bleep.

  • Guest

    Why is Jon Jones there? He sucks

  • Darin

    Miesha Tate?? Really? She is winless in the UFC, yet the girl that finished her is absent.

    Plus, as already mentioned, leaving Cain out? Somebody Fukked that up. How about Matt Hamill since he defeated Jones?

    • jay nokay

      lol.. only on paper, jon jones whipped that ass RAW.

  • robc

    Kalib Starnes! Kalib Starnes! Get a pic of him running away into the background (even if he is not a UFC fighter any more it would still be funny

  • Nate Skinner

    faber pettis gsp aldo hendricks sonnen cormier tate

  • diazfan209

    Greg Jackson

  • El Gvapo

    Depends who’s on the roster. If they include legends then it should be Fedor, Randy or Chuck. Otherwise the logical choice would be GSP.