Miesha Tate Tops Ronda Rousey in First Round of EA Sports UFC Video Game Cover Voting

November 11, 2013
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The UFC and EA Sports recently announced UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the first cover athlete for the new EA Sports UFC video game. Alongside that announcement, it was revealed that a second cover athlete would be chosen via a fan vote.

The Cover Vote 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.

The first round of the cover voting is in the books with Miesha Tate upsetting UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey, and moving on to face Alexander Gustafsson in the second round.

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 Results
(winnners in bold)

  • 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 UFC Main Card Match-ups

  • Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks
  • Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo
  • Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Miesha Tate

EA Sports UFC 2nd Round Voting

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  • Jay Magallon

    I really dont believe the show has made Ronda or any of her coaching staff look very good.

    • b-soc

      Agreed 100%, but that Edmund character is a nut-job anyways. TUF has always shown what people are really like. Ken vs. Tito – just about everyone including me went into that season hating Tito and loving Ken. Wasn’t that way when it was over. TUF made a lot of people respect Chael as well. Rhonda’s true colors have shown through. I seriously think she is unbalanced. “I see you smiling at my fighters pain”. That’s something someone with serious paranoid schizophrenia would say.

      • Laz

        Ditto! Good comparison with Ken and Tito. Nailed it!

  • bajafox

    No surprise there, nobody likes a looney toon with a foul mouth

    • TheCerealKiller

      … Diaz..

      • keith

        bajafox must be perfect and clearly judges people without actually knowing them. its called tv & drama duh

  • Mark McDowall

    Looks like The UFC’s newest golden boy is starting to tarnish a bit!! Now all Miesha has to do is beat her in a fight and we can be rid of Rousey and her psyco temper tantrums!

    • keith

      Tate has as much chance of winning as the U.S. Government telling the truth. Broken arm coming…

      • shakejunt

        it’s not so much a lack of transparency as much as a misdirection of interests.

      • Mark McDowall

        Hey were at the crawling stage right now…she needs to go fro crawling to Usain Bolt speed sprinting in about 6 weeks…stranger things have happened!

    • solo

      Damn, it would be so interesting if Ronda losses to Miesha. I think one thing is certain, your wish wont come true cause if Miesha pulls the victory, we will see trilogy for less than a year.

      • Mark McDowall

        Yeah she will undoubtedly get an immediate rematch. Although Miesha wasn’t given that option…funny how favoritism works inst it!

        • Maddawgmar

          It would be based on how she won. If Tate eeks out a win then yes, if she dominated then no.

          Were you okay with Silva getting an immediate rematch after getting put to sleep?

          • Mark McDowall

            Yes simply because he has been champ so long and been so dominant that he deserved it. But I think the immediate rematch clause in general is dumb as it ties up a division for basically a year.

  • Guest

    This is the only way Tate can beat Rousey. Rousey is going to destroy Tate and break another arm clean off, I can’t wait. Tate is pretty but her mouth and boyfriend can’t cash checks with there mouths…

    • El Gvapo

      Hmm your last sentence didn’t really work did it? Her mouth can’t cash a cheque with it’s mouth?

    • The guest of guests

      That you Ronda?

    • Maddawgmar

      The quote I think you were going for was, Their mouths are writing checks their ass can’t cash. But in general I agree. Ronda will destroy her again.

      While I don’t think Rousey is a stand up person, I believe she is true to who she is no matter how it makes her look. I kinda respect that about her. As for Miesha, she comes across as a nice person, civil and level headed. I am not to sure if it’s an act or not.

  • Timothy Malone

    Hendricks beating champion Dominick Cruz is ridiculous but I guess he has been out for so long. Tate beating Rousey is just hilarious though lol

  • fsunoles10

    i cant really say i like rousey or tate to much but i kinda feel bad for tate after this cuz rousey is a nut, she is gonna come in pissed and tear that arm clean off this time.

  • Jay Mcgarrity

    Voting ends a day after GSP vs Hendricks so winner of that gets the vote, Pettis vs Aldo is close but I go Pettis, Sonnen for sure, Gustafsson without a doubt. Just looking at the results from the starting 16, a lot of guys who were ahead in the votes ended up losing in the end.

  • Shane Rogers

    UFC must really be hoping Tate wins the match now to save face.

  • danksy

    I am rooting for Pettis. is that right “rooting”? I’m going to have to google that one. Yep, its right.

  • jake snod

    Meisha is just a better person than Rousey

  • Joshua Gustin Grant

    Ronda is real, Miesha is a game player. This is the forum where Miesha wins. Inside the cage, never.

  • jake snod

    It’s now good Meisha Tate versus Evil Rousey.

  • jake snod

    Rousey lost her fan base during TUF and through Rhonda’s crude behavior and ignorance. Meisha seems just a better person.