EA Sports UFC 4 Best Fighters Guide

This guide contains a list and the ratings of all the fighters available at launch in EA Sports UFC 4 so you can pick your best one

EA Sports UFC 4 features a total of 50 playable fighters, across a wide range of weight categories. Legends like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are just some of the fighters you can expect to play in the game.

In this guide, we’ll be going over all the fighters in the game and singling out the best fighters across every weight category. There is a total of 11 categories, including Flyweight, Middleweight, welterweight, and Heavyweight. This guide covers both male and female fighters.

Best Featherweight Fighter UFC 4 (Male Only)

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Max Holloway4.54.544
Alex Volkanowski4.54.544

There are only two fighters in the Featherweight category and both of them possess the same stats. Pick either of the two fighters.

Best Flyweight Fighter UFC 4

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Joseph Benavidez4.54.544.5
Deiveson Figueiredo4.54.544.5
Demetrious Johnson4.54.54.54.5
Valentina Shevchenko (F)554.54.5

For the Flyweight category, Demetrious Johnson comes out as the clear winner as he possesses 4.5 across all his stats. Since Valentina Shevchenko is the only female Flyweight fighter, she’s the best fighter by default. She’s also one of the best Strikers in the game.

Best Bantamweight Fighter UFC 4

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Cody Garbrandt44.544
Aljamain Sterling4.544.54.5
Jose Aldo4.5544.5
Marlon Moraes4.54.544.5
Petr Yan4.54.53.54.5
TJ Dillashaw4.5544.5
Henry Cejudo4.54.54.54.5
Ronda Rousey (F)43.554.5
Holly Holm (F)4.54.54.55
Cris Cyborg (F)4.54.544.5
Amanda Nunes (F)554.54.5

For this category, both Jose Aldo and TJ Dillashaw are the best overall choices. While they do miss out slightly in their Grapple overalls, they have the highest Striking overall in this category which not only makes them the best male Bantamweight Fighters but also one of the best Strikers in the game.

For the female category, Amanda Nunes is the clear winner, her high Striking overall coupled with the rest of her stats make her a no-brainer as the female Bantamweight fighter.

Best Strawweight Fighter UFC 4 (Female Only)

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Tatiana Suarez43.54.54.5
Jessica Andrade4.544.54.5
Joanna Jedrzejcyk4.54.53.55
Rose Namajunas4.54.54.54.5
Weili Zhang4.54.545

The best fighter in the Strawweight category is Weili Zhang. With a slight hit to her Grapple overall, she has the best in class Health, and a Striking overall on par with the rest of the fighters. Rose Namajunas is a close second option if you don’t care about the extra health.

Best Lightweight Fighter UFC 4 (Male Only)

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Dustin Poirier4.544.54.5
Tony Ferguson4.544.55
Conor McGregor4.54.53.54
Justin Gaethje4.54.53.54.5
Khabib Nurmagomedov5454.5

Khabib Nurmagomdov is an excellent choice here, although you miss out slightly with his comparatively low Striking overall. His high Grapple makes him a worthwhile choice. For a strong striker, Conor McGregor is a stellar choice, although you will miss out considerably on the Grapple overall.

Best Light Heavyweight UFC 4 (Male Only)

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Anthony Johnson453.54
Dominick Reyes44.53.54.5
Glover Teixeira4.54.54.54.5
Jon Jones54.54.55

For the Light Heavyweight category, Jon Jones is the best overall choice, his Overall and Health Overall are the highest in class with both the Striking overall and the Grapple overall providing a great middle ground in terms of raw values. Anthony Johnson is a close second choice, he is the best striker in this category although he takes a significant hit to his Grapple overall. If you’re okay with the trade-off, consider choosing him instead.

Best Welterweight Fighter UFC 4 (Male Only)

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Rafael Dos Anjos4.544.54.5
Leon Edwards4.54.544.5
Colby Covington4.53.54.55
Tyron Woodley4.54.54.54
Jorge Masvidal4.54.544.5
Kamaru Usman4.544.55
Georges St-Pierre4.54.555

In this weight category, Georges St-Pierre is the best overall choice, his Health, Grapple, and Strike overall are the highest in the class. Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards who possess the same stats are close second choices. 

Best Heavyweight Fighter UFC 4 (Male Only)

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Cain Velasquez4.544.54.5
Alistair Overeem4.554.54
Curtis Blaydes4.544.54.5
Francis Ngannou4.54.544.5
Daniel Cormier4.5454.5
Stipe Miocic4.54.545

Alistair Overeem is not only the best striker in this category but he’s also the best overall fighter. If you don’t care about the extra health, he’s the way to go, however, if you want the extra health while also standing a significant chance in the ring, consider Stipe Miocic.

Best Middleweight Fighter UFC 4 (Male Only)

FighterOverallStrikingGrappleHealth
Darren Till44.53.54
Paulo Costa44.534.5
Ronaldo Souza4.544.54.5
Yoel Romero4.54.54.54.5
Robert Whittaker4.54.53.55
Israel Adesanya4.553.55

The best fighter the Middleweight category is Israel Adesanya, his high Striking overall makes him an excellent choice, although his Grapple overall is on the lower side. Yoel Romero is a close second choice given his balanced Overalls.

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