The third installment to the popular MMA video game, UFC Undisputed is set to be released on January, and the guys at THQ are beginning to reveal their official roster. They will also be having a PRIDE mode where you can get nostalgic as you brutally stomp and kick your over-matched opponents, although sadly, this list they have just released are for their UFC fighters only.
So, who are the new additions? Who have been snubbed? Here's a complete breakdown of the official roster for the light heavyweight and lightweight divisions for UFC Undisputed 3:
Who are the notable snubs on this latest roster? Check out after the jump.
8 additions from last year's roster, with the most notable ones being Jim Miller, and the guys coming from the UFC-WEC merger (Pettis, Bendo, Cerrone).
12 fighters have been removed with most of them have either been released from the promotion, or have changed divisions (Sanchez, Florian, Griffin, Diaz?)
Nate Diaz - Currently ranked #14 in the lightweight division. He was in last year's roster, but moved up to welterweight, and just recently dropped back down to lightweight where he drubbed Takanori Gomi. He might just be on the WW roster, but if not, Diaz is a one of the most notable snubs in the game.
Rafael Dos Anjos - Currently Ranked #16 in the lightweight division, and recently knocked out George Sotiropoulos who is a new addition to the roster.
Joe Lauzon - He was on last year's roster, so it doesn't make much sense why he's not in the game anymore. Now that he recently had a big win over Melvin Guillard, maybe the developers should consider putting him back in the game.
Cole Miller - He's on last year's roster, and his only loss in the past 2 years was from fellow snubbed fighter, Matt Wiman.
The Light Heavyweights:
4 new additions from last year's roster with the most notable being Mr. Wonderful and Lil' Nog.
6 fighters from last year's roster that were removed, with most of them have either been released from the promotion (Jardine, and Coleman), or is on ugly losing streaks (Cane, Cantwell).
Randy Couture - The UFC Hall-of-Famer also wasn't on last year's roster, from that whole issue with his rights being signed to the guys at EA MMA.
Alexander Gustafsson - He's been tearing up a bunch of light heavyweights, and recently earned his #15 ranking in the light heavyweight standings.
Krzysztof Soszynski and Stephan Bonnar - Neither guy are on the top of the division, although both guys were on last year's roster, and both guys are enjoying 2-fight winning streaks. Bonnar has always been mentioned as a staple in the UFC, so it's a bit weird how they decided not to include him in the game.
Stanislav Nedkov - He just recently cracked the top 25 with his win over Luiz Cane, so while the guy has talent, it is understandable that he wasn't added on the roster just yet.