EA officially announced today that Alexander Gustaffson will be joining Jon Jones on the cover of EA SPORTS UFC. The two actually met in a fight earlier this year in what may end up being the Fight of the Year. Gustaffson was in the running along with Georges St-Pierre but Gustaffson got the nod in the final round of voting.
EA SPORTS UFC is currently in development for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will be out in Spring 2014.
“It’s a thrill and an honor to appear on the cover of the first ever EA SPORTS UFC game,” said Gustafsson. “I want to thank all my fans who tirelessly campaigned and voted for me. I am proud to have the support of not only my home country, Sweden, and Europe, but also from people all around the globe. This is a huge win that motivates me to become the best light heavy weight fighter in the world.”
“This was a great way to engage fans and we are excited that they selected Alexander Gustafsson as the Cover Vote winner,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Europe accounted for nearly 40% of the web traffic to the Cover Vote during the last week of voting. This overwhelming support from UFC fans in Europe is indicative of the sport’s rapidly growing popularity around the world and especially in EMEA. I couldn’t be more excited about the UFC game and the work that the team at EA SPORTS has done.”