View Full Version : Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor Fight for the Cover at UFC 194

12-03-2015, 08:19 PM
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5693/23138709569_4b5af325ff.jpg For the first time ever, the winner of a real-world sporting event will be named a video game cover athlete. Next Saturday night's UFC World Featherweight Championship at UFC 194 will feature Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo and the winner will join Ronda Rousey on the cover of EA SPORTS UFC 2.

Following Rousey's upset loss to Holly Holm following her announcement as co-cover athlete, this methodology ensures a winner and champion will likely be on the cover for UFC 2's spring release.

Users can make their fight prediction at UFC.com/EASPORTS and then see a unique in-game video of their predicted outcome.

Continue on to see the full press release of EA SPORTS.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced UFC® featherweight champion Jose Aldo and UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor, will Fight for the Cover to join EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2 cover athlete, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. For the first time in EA SPORTS history, the winner of a real-world sporting event will get the opportunity to be included on a game’s cover. The cover will be revealed immediately after the undisputed world featherweight championship at UFC® 194: ALDO vs. McGREGOR on Saturday, December 12 at the MGM Grand® Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.*

“The main event at UFC 194 between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor is without a doubt one of the most anticipated events in UFC history,” UFC President Dana White said. “Aldo and McGregor are two of the biggest stars in the world and it’s fitting that next Saturday night the winner not only becomes the undisputed UFC featherweight champion, but also the second global cover athlete of EA SPORTS UFC 2.”

Fight fans can participate in the biggest fight of the year by predicting the winner through UFC.com/EASPORTS. Fans can pick the round, as well as determine if Aldo or McGregor will win by submission, knockout, or decision, and witness their prediction come to life through a unique gameplay video shareable on social channels.

“Fight for the Cover is another way we are bringing an authentic and exciting experience to the fans,” said Jamie McKinlay, Vice President of Marketing, EA SPORTS. “From the Octagon at UFC 194 on December 12, to the Octagon in EA SPORTS UFC 2, this is a huge moment in UFC and EA SPORTS history, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

12-04-2015, 07:03 AM
Shouldn't the guy that gets KO'd be on the cover for consistency and all?