EA announced today that Swedish UFC fighter Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson and his rival, the current Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones have been selected as the cover athletes for EA Sports UFC.
Gustafsson went against Georges St-Pierre in the final round of voting, and managed to get the highest number of votes thanks to his large European following. Having both Gustafsson and Jones on the cover speaks a lot. Their fight for the Light Heavyweight title, which took place earlier this year, garnered a lot of interest from fighting fans. It’s safe to say that the growing rivalry between the two will end in a rematch sometime in 2014.
Both were selected after a tough four weeks of voting where over 11 million fans dropped in their votes for their favorite fighters.
EA Sports UFC is expected to launch next spring for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is currently open for pre-orders.