Proving that her domination is not limited to inside the fight cage, mixed martial arts sensation Ronda Rousey is soon to also conquer the video game world.
After coming out with her own book and appearing on numerous magazine covers, EA Sports, who described the former Olympian as being “the most dominant and recognized fighter in the world,” announced Friday that Rousey will be the cover athlete of its soon-to-be-released “UFC 2” video game – proof of the UFC’s current women’s bantamweight champion’s global domination outside the octagon.
The 28-year-old Rousey will be joined by another UFC athlete who is yet to be named.
The former Olympian joins the likes of tennis greats Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, FIFA’s Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, and Stephanie Catley as female sports figures who have graced covers of various EA Sports games. However, Rousey is the company’s first woman global cover athlete.
According to EA Sports, the video game will feature five new playable game modes as well as updated character visuals and other new gameplay features. Players will be allowed to create female fighters in the game’s revamped career mode for the first time.
The game will also have a new physics engine promising to deliver more realistic knockouts than ever before, and a submission system that will allow gamers to find new ways to unleash Rousey’s signature arm bar on opponents.
“Ronda Rousey is a world class athlete that has helped grow the UFC into what it is today,” said EA CEO Andrew Wilson. “I am a huge fan of this sport and I’m proud to have her as our global cover athlete for EA SPORTS UFC 2.”
EA Sports said the “UFC 2” game for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is set to be released in the spring of 2016.
Here is EA Sports’ official trailer for “UFC 2.”