GameSpot's UFC 2009 Undisputed Office Tournament

First it destroyed my hand and now UFC 2009 Undisputed has infected the entire GameSpot office. I'm having trouble remembering the last time a game took over GS HQ so thoroughly. Homer and I spent way too much time talking about the game while in NYC for the Madden unveiling and, now that we're...

First it destroyed my hand and now UFC 2009 Undisputed has infected the entire GameSpot office. I'm having trouble remembering the last time a game took over GS HQ so thoroughly. Homer and I spent way too much time talking about the game while in NYC for the Madden unveiling and, now that we're back, we've watched the game spread like wildfire among editorial, the GS video team, and beyond.

Tomorrow, all of that enthusiasm comes to a head on our special spring edition of On the Spot. We'll be airing a special tournament to determine the current reigning UFC 2009 champion, with the finals happening live on the air during the show. Here's a trailer to whet your appetite:

For the record, here's the UFC fighters that we'll be using in the tournament. All come from the welterweight division:

• B.J. Penn
• Georges St-Pierre
• Matt Serra
• Mike Swick
• Diego Sanchez
• Josh Koscheck
• Matt Hughes
• Karo Parisyan

Who do you think has the best shot at the title? Tune in tomorrow at 4 p.m. PDT for the full tournament video and the LIVE championship fight.

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99 comments
straybullet74
straybullet74

I finally have the game and I'm in careeer mode. I just now realized that I'm not learning any new moves because I'm doing something wrong in the training camp stage. I finally beat Liddell (3rd try) and I've beaten Lyoto Machida by decision. Overall a really good game, the menu and training system are terrible and slow but the action is top notch. I hope they fix these issues in the next version.

X5Terminator
X5Terminator

madman 420, you must be insane if you think any of those fighters can beat Fedor. The only way Fedor can lose to the guys you've mentioned is if somehow one of them was able to mount him and punch his arms until the ref decides to end the bout early by calling it a TKO. The UFC tends to award people for rapid punching someones arms during ground and pound, while in Pride if you ever saw people ground and pound (Look at Fedor's fights with Nog or Heath Herring) you can see they hunt and connect thier fist with the opponents head muiltiple times before the ref would give them the win.

X5Terminator
X5Terminator

AYBABTme, Fedor was never knocked out... He lost that fight due to a cut, and because it was a tournament someone HAD to move on to the next round. Since Fedor can't, due to the cut, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka was able to get the win and move on. If it wasn't a tournament, the fight would have probably ended up a No Contest like the time Big Nog cut Fedor with an unintentional headbutt in the Pride GP Final Conflict of 04. Next time actually know your sh*t before throwing out outrageous comments like the one you made.

madman_420
madman_420

Keitha313, Fedor is a great fighter but lets see him rumble with Lesnar, Kongo, and Gonzaga to claim UFC supremacy.. i doubt it, either he eventually gets beat or Dana White puts him in the UFC for some real challenge.. lets hope it happens.. Brock Lesnar is a Killing machine... DeathClutch

madman_420
madman_420

Game informer magazine has a full printed list of fighters, Ryan Bader, and Effrion EFFINwhatever, are going to be DLC for pre orderes. so pre order now.. there missing clay guida and matt hamill though.

DKHardee
DKHardee

JRJ18, have you not played the demo? It is a badass game! Im just ready to get more fighters than Liddell and Rua. UFCundisputed.com says there will be 80 fighters in the game but when I look at the roster, I have only counted 32 fighters. thats still 48 fighters to go!!!

JRJ18
JRJ18

I'm glad another UFC game is finally comin out. I mean it's been wat 5/6 years since the last game. I jus hope it's good like dey hypin it up to be.

jhan52
jhan52

This game is very good.I recomend this game to people that like fighting games.Also if you have an hd tv and a hd cable you should put it because it is an owsome game to play in hd.

UFC-UNDISPUTED
UFC-UNDISPUTED

Just Thought i would drop you guys a line and invite all you UFC gamer fans an invite to play the new UFC undisputed 2009 before the official release date of the22nd May 2009. We are showcasing the new game to the public for the first time at the Bodypower Show at the NEC, Birmingham on the Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May. We have a large gamer area with over 15 pods playing the New UFC Undisputed game. You can choose from a whole host of UFC Fighters & get to see for the first time the full version. The show is open from 10.00am - till 4.00pm and is showcasing MMA plus many other extreme sports. A host of UFC Fighters will be attending the event on the Saturday & Sunday , so here your chance to mingle with the stars & beat em up afterwards !! lol. Tickets are available from www.bodypowerexpo.co.uk See You There !!

RAZER83
RAZER83

So people need to READ!!!! They say and i quote "Tune in tomorrow at 4 p.m. PDT for the full tournament video and the LIVE championship fight." And this was posted today April 30. So you will be able to see the tournament video TOMORROW May 1, 2009.

Alijagic
Alijagic

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Raven5223
Raven5223

What this game needs is a bit of a PRIDE FC dose in it. Give me the choice to fight in PRIDE damn it!!!! They own the rights put in the game, give me the classic Sakuraba vs the entire Gracie clan matches. Hell even Liddell vs Mezger because Liddell was losing that fight until the massive overhand put Mezger back in the united states of slumber. Second where in the bleeping hell is Patrick Cote in the game!!

Rillox
Rillox

umm wheres the tourney? O_o

xSlugox
xSlugox

im watching on the spot right now and there's no UFC tourny at all, its just 2 fruit tarts talking about a fruity game

Crash_Lambeth
Crash_Lambeth

Georges St-Pierre all the way for the tourny...btw, when exactly is the tourny...I live in CST...sum1 gelp me out here.

ninja-legend
ninja-legend

The hard part was to get my friends to play the demo. Over a week later, me and seven of my closest buds await the 19th. Note to developers with a great game. Demos work. This went from a "Who cares, it'll probably suck." to a must have game that will be played on fight night for a long time to come. How fitting I send this message with the "Submit" button. LOL...

jamalakakyo
jamalakakyo

This game looks sick i cant wait to see this tournament.

AYBABTme
AYBABTme

Tsuyoshi Kohsaka knocked out fedor once, keitha313

Keitha313
Keitha313

Too bad the best MMA fighter Fedor Emenlianko isnt in this game its a big pity as no one on this planet could beat him.

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

ianpm Posted Apr 30, 2009 10:59 am ET I wanna see Mirko Cro Cop ----------------------------------------------------------- *Raises Hand...... I second that. :)

soldier305
soldier305

i hope you can play with the championship belts in exhibition mode like in the wwe games, im looking foward to going at it with my brothers for the belt!!!...i hate games that only include the championship belts in career or story mode...may 19th cant get here fast enough!!!

Vividsbricks26
Vividsbricks26

Cannot wait to use Anderson Silva or Wanderlei Silva.

Vividsbricks26
Vividsbricks26

This game is going to be ground breaking. I have been playing the demo consistently for hrs on end every day, and its only the DEMO!!!! I will not have a life once the full version comes out because I will be glued every day. Theres nearly 100 fighters altogether in this game. Can't even describe how excited I am about this game. This game was a sleeper and people overlooked it for the Fight Night 4. But this game will blow FN4 out of the water, I guarantee it!! Overall, anyone who enjoys fighting game needs to reserve their copy. Counting down till May 19th.

codykingo
codykingo

Judging by the way that the people at Gamespot are like obsessing over this game.. I'm guessing this game is pretty awesome lol

mechberg
mechberg

@Easy1891 - "im surprised my hand doesnt have a blister like that one dude who was playing for so long" That was me! And yes, when playing as Chuck in the demo, Shogun is a submission machine, especially on expert level. It feels a bit unfair that it's so hard to submit someone at that difficulty, while they can submit you rather easily. But I guess that's why they call it "expert", huh?-

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

@BrianEk: I hear you there, playing as Liddel was hard with how good Rua is on the floor and submissions...i lost like 4 fights before i got used to it then i started to do pretty well...but they would go 3 rounds each time and liddel and rua would be getting it in...im surprised my hand doesnt have a blister like that one dude who was playing for so long...but just the demo made me go from "eh" about the game to "OMG i want this now" its going to be great

mechberg
mechberg

@straybullet74 -- When playing Shogun in the demo, you essentially can't tap Chuck out at the higher difficulty level (at least, I couldn't). Best bet is to alternate low and high kicks, wearing him down over time, and getting in some ground and pound in the latter rounds after you break him down a bit.

straybullet74
straybullet74

I hope the A.I is consistent. It's pretty good in the demo. I can never get The Iceman to tap, and that bastard always drops me with one shot if I try to stand up for too long. I can't wait to use Lyoto Machida and Nate Diaz.

WaterLord0
WaterLord0

@BrianEk -- On that great day I will be ready to listen. (Also I will be calling in to give some questions to you and your panel.)

mechberg
mechberg

@WaterLord0 -- Thanks and yeah I miss FtB. Maybe one day!

WaterLord0
WaterLord0

That game looks to be sweet.... Yo Brian you need to start a new podcast (about sports again or not) cause i miss hearing you talk about sports with other people.

soldier305
soldier305

they just showed us one of the achievements for this game...15g ultimate knockout....i cant wait for this game!!!...the 19th cant come any faster!!!

springfieldA1
springfieldA1

Haha . agreed stupid fireballs ... amazing game!!!!

e1337prodigy
e1337prodigy

Definitely be watching the final then, really want to get this game. Finally a decent fighting game without stupid fireballs and samey characters.

ratm247
ratm247

the gameplay is awesome but im already sick of the announcing. i hope they beef up the available phrases for the game.

Garygok
Garygok

Im hyped for this game too...looking forward to the tourney

Dareitus
Dareitus

I can't stop playing the demo this game is going to be huge. Looking forward to catching the gamespot tourny to see more characters used and some different playstyle approaches.

mechberg
mechberg

@lbkurono23 - I've seen the create a character mode. It's not bad--not as deep as a game like SmackDown! but not bad at all.

mechberg
mechberg

@KidNovy, xSlugox - Far be it from me to insult French Canadians (or GSP). Fixed.

Sharpy505
Sharpy505

Yeah they said it ill be very very deep and keep mentioning the fact you can change your guy from tattoos to cauliflower ears...lol.

lbjkurono23
lbjkurono23

:P can't wait for this. btw does anyone know(or seen interviews) if the create a character mode will be deep?