UFC Undisputed 2010 enters Octagon May 25

THQ names current heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar as cover star for new MMA fighter due on 360, PS3 late spring; PSP edition later this year.

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.

Brock Lesnar is a ginormous man.

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.

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Mr_Manikin52
Mr_Manikin52

They better add Clay Guida as a playable fighter.

G4m3_0n
G4m3_0n

I guess it was a given Lesnar would be on the cover... only practical marketing strategy THQ could have considering Fedor is on EA's MMA game's cover... Either way can't wait for both these games, Undisputed 2010 for the updates to the already great foundations set by the last game and MMA to see what it has to bring to the MMA game table. Although with such a winning formula already set by THQ I don't see EA straying to far from that..

Willceace
Willceace

I hope to god that they fix the menu navigation.

LeonK54
LeonK54

I need to buy 2009...

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Can you say.. HERE COMES THE PAIN!

Inconnux
Inconnux

Why put lesnar on the cover??? he is perhaps the most hated UFC fighter they have...

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Why do you non-sports people even bother reading this article if you don't care? You sound like fools with your stupid little comments which shows how little you know of sports. Go back to your flute.

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

Had a blast with the first one, felt it was a great start for an MMA franchise. Rough edges abound, but now we'll see how they approach the problems from the first. I'll be getting this for sure, as well as EA MMA.

marty_boy_uk
marty_boy_uk

I'm really looking forward to both this and EA sports MMA, having all the lads down for a tournament will be great!

punisher41542o
punisher41542o

i mean has it even been a year yet. i dont think i saw 60$ worth of new content here

volume_three
volume_three

2009's ground game/submission system was terrible. I'll reluctantly be purchasing this. Looking more forward to EA's attempt.

TrapMuzik92
TrapMuzik92

game looks SiiKK...picking this up fo sho

thetravman
thetravman

I was actually considering buying UFC 2009 since the price was lower, but now they are releasing the same game every year, I have no intention of supporting it, like any sport game. Why can't there be any DLC that involves an updated roster?

chessboxer1
chessboxer1

It'll be Kimbo Slice on the cover next year :P

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Cool, looking forward to it.

Lucidmike78
Lucidmike78

Lo and behold! It looks identical!!! Seriously, I got 2009 at midnight. And for what it was worth, I loved the game. I played 200 maches online. Got my money's worth. But I do not like to be milked for cash. Especially from an organization that's known to be so money hungry.

JOem316
JOem316

And so it begins...1 a year ... good or not...why not just a DLC update for $15-20 instead of full retail. oh well...

TongLong
TongLong

What do they need to put another one out so soon for? They'd better fix that sad submission system for this version.

Paladin_King
Paladin_King

I'm so pumped for this. Hopefully they tweak the submission system a bit. Getting a first round submission was nigh-impossible in the first game. Also, less flash knockouts and fewer loading screens plz. @Mason-McGlasson Really curious to hear your reasoning behind having Cain Velasquez on the cover. He's not bad...but....really? There are way better options As far as Brock goes, no matter how you feel about him, he sells ppvs. The guy's by far the biggest draw the UFC has not named Kimbo Slice. The PPV buy-rates prove that. Any card with Brock on it sells massively. Also, size is part of the dynamic of the HW division. That's unfortunately how it is. I find it unbelievable that you nail Brock for LNP though. Seriously? He tkos Couture IN THE STANDUP, and that's LNP? He knocks out Mir, and it's LNP? He drops Herring and turns his face into hamburger and breaks his orbital bone in the stand-up, and it's LNP. Come on, dude. Hating a fighter is one thing. Spewing nonsense is another. This is Lesnar we're talking about, not Arona or Lindland.

DEATH775
DEATH775

The first one was awesome, definitely getting this one on day one.

Czech895
Czech895

09 was pretty fun. Mabye not worth $60 bucks kind-of-fun but mabye 40-ish.

shogun656
shogun656

dang this game looks sweet. even kimbo slice is in it. i am buying this for sure

jfcundiff
jfcundiff

It would have been really cool if they put all the champs on the cover.

Mason-McGlasson
Mason-McGlasson

so gay that Brock Lesnar is on the front of this game... He is not a true mma fighter... He wins by out weighing the others by 40-60lbs and lays on them the whole fight... Frank Mir, GSP, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, BJ Pen, etc should have been on the front...

MAG--256
MAG--256

let's see if this becomes the next madden or wwe series.... just a idea how about after 2010 we see a new UFC game every 2 years 2009 was good and i want UFC 2010 but if they improve a lot i would love for them to go back see what they can improve and every 2 years we get a new game

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

They should have just put lesnar hammerfisting someone on the cover...more realistic ;)

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

is it me, or is it almost a year to the day that ufc 2009 came out! im ready!!!! heh, if they stick to this release schedule, should we go put our 5 bucks down for ufc 2011 if the release date was at the end of may 11 also?!?!! im amped! bring it on! just work on the connection issues for this one! my only gripe

Yathoom
Yathoom

@ nate_c-12 ... I agree, They got it right this time indeed. Can't wait to get my hands on it! 09 was great, I expect this one to be greater.... i'm selling the old one right now!

jfcundiff
jfcundiff

Hopefullt they improved on it, but I am still looking forward to EA MMA just a tad more. The more MMA games the merrier.

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

nice cover, UFC undisputed was great. Can only expect better for 2010.

nate_c-12
nate_c-12

Heyy, they got the cover right this time....