Mixed martial arts fans have been pining for a showdown between current UFC heavyweight title holder Brock Lesnar and EA MMA's first cover athlete Fedor Emelianenko, considered by many to be the top heavyweight fighter in the world. Unfortunately, the closest the two fighters are likely to come to facing off any time soon is on the respective covers of THQ's and EA's respective MMA fighters.
Today, THQ announced that Brock Lesnar would feature on the cover of UFC Undisputed 2010, the follow-up to last year's 3.5 million-unit selling mixed martial arts fighter. UFC Undisputed 2010 will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 25, while a PSP edition follows sometime later this year.
A former college and WWE professional wrestler, Lesnar made his UFC debut in 2008, losing to MMA veteran Frank Mir. However, two fights later, Lesnar went on to take the UFC heavyweight championship belt by defeating MMA legend Randy Couture. (Couture has also signed on to appear in EA MMA.) Lesnar went on to defend his title against Mir in July 2009, and his current UFC record stands at 3-1. Though he has been sidelined with an illness since last year, Lesnar is expected to return in 2010.
As for UFC Undisputed 2010, the game will feature more than 100 league fighters, as well as commentary from ringside staples Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg. THQ has also introduced a new sway and posture system to enhance a player's ability to defend and deliver coups-de-grace attacks, as well as incorporated new moves from the sambo, karate, and Greco-Roman wrestling disciplines.
For a comprehensive rundown on what to expect from UFC Undisputed 2010, check out GameSpot's interview with designer Omar Kendall.