More EA MMA Details Revealed

Posted July 31st, 2009 at 9:01 am


Earlier this week much was made of the announcement that Fedor Emelianenko was signed to the EA MMA game, though it had been public knowledge for over a month. Despite the threat of bans from the UFC for anyone aligning themselves with EA he was being hotly recruited by UFC. Now though the chances of that happening have slipped as he is settling in with Strikeforce.

Around all of this there have been some new names confirmed for the game as well as one of the announcers. Previously known to be attached to EA MMA are Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Tim Kennedy, Frank Shamrock, Gegard Mousasi, and of course Fedor Emelianenko. Now Renato Sobral, Benji Radach, and Jay Hieron can also be added to the list. Fanhouse has the news Mauro Ranallo is one of the announcers for the game. He is currently the host of “The MMA Show” in Canada and has done play-by-play announcing for both Pride and EliteXC in the past.

So far are these names compelling enough to sell the game on their own? To most probably not, but it does show EA is making an active push to provide a solid roster. The press that Fedor is getting lately is certainly providing a boost recognition wise.