EA Sports and UFC have announced that Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will be one of two fighters to appear on the EA SPORTS UFC cover. As is now tradition with EA Sports’ games, the second cover athlete will be selected by fans in the EA SPORTS UFC Cover Vote. The 16 fighters featured in the cover vote include current UFC champions and top contenders, such as Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre, Ronda Rousey, Anthony Pettis, Chris Weidman, Johny Hendricks, Jose Aldo, Alexander Gustafsson, Miesha Tate, and more.
“It’s a huge honor to be selected as one of the fighters to appear on the cover of EA SPORTS UFC,” said Jones. “I am a big fan of EA SPORTS and appearing on a cover is one of those things you dream about as a kid. I’ll definitely be following the Cover Vote to see which fighter the fans choose to join me as the face of the game.”
“It’s going to be exciting to see these 16 fighters square off outside of the Octagon in a fan vote to see who is ultimately selected for the EA SPORTS UFCcover,” said Tracey Bleczinski, UFC Senior Vice President of Consumer Products. “The UFC continues to engage fans in new and innovative ways. There will be some great conversations and debates amongst UFC fans across social media as they determine the second fighter.”
The EA SPORTS UFC Cover Vote presented by MetroPCS begins today and will run until December 1, 11:59:59 PM EST (December 2, 04:59:59 AM GMT). The vote will consist of a weekly round-by-round, 16-fighter, head-to-head elimination tournament. You can vote as often as possible at UFC.com/covervote .
The schedule for the fan vote is:
- Round of 16 : Prelims - Voting live from Mon, Nov. 4th – Sun, Nov. 10th
- Round of 8 : Main Card - Voting live from Mon, Nov. 11th – Sun, Nov. 17th
- Final Four : Co-Main Event – Voting live from Mon, Nov. 18th – Sun, Nov. 24th
- Finals : Title Fight - Voting live from Mon, Nov. 19th – Sun, Dec. 1st
Who would you like to see join Jones on the cover? Let us know in the comments section.
EA SPORTS UFC is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and will be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Spring 2014.