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Breaking Down the Official UFC Undisputed 3 Roster: Lightweights and Light Heavyweights

Melvin Guillard and Ben Henderson are among the new additions to the UFC Undisputed 3 Roster.
Melvin Guillard and Ben Henderson are among the new additions to the UFC Undisputed 3 Roster.

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:

UFC Undisputed 3 Official Lightweight Roster Fighters from UFC 2010 Roster that were removed   UFC Undisputed 3 Official Light Heavyweight Roster Fighters from UFC 2010 Roster that were removed
Donald Cerrone (New) Caol Uno    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (New) Keith Jardine 
Evan Dunham (New) Cole Miller    Brandon Vera Krzysztof Soszynski 
Frankie Edgar Diego Sanchez [WW]    Chuck Liddell Luiz Cane 
Takanori Gomi (New) Hermes Franca    Cyrille Diabate (New) Mark Coleman 
Clay Guida Jens Pulver   Dan Henderson [MW] Stephan Bonnar 
Melvin Guillard (New) Joe Lauzon    Forrest Griffin Steve Cantwell 
Ben Henderson (New) Kenny Florian    Jason Brilz  
Gray Maynard Kurt Pellegrino    Jon Jones  
Jim Miller (New) Nate Diaz    Lyoto Machida  
Ross Pearson Spencer Fisher    Matt Hamill  
B.J. Penn [WW] Terry Etim    Mauricio Rua  
Anthony Pettis (New) Tyson Griffin   Phil Davis (New)  
Sean Sherk     Quinton "Rampage" Jackson  
Dennis Siver     Rashad Evans  
George Sotiropoulos (New)     Rich Franklin  
Joe Stevenson     Ryan Bader  
      Thiago Silva  
      Tito Ortiz  
      Vladimir Matyushenko (New)  


Who are the notable snubs on this latest roster? Check out after the jump.

The lightweights:

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?)

Notable snubs:

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.

Gleison Tibau and Matt Wiman - Both guys are ranked in the top 25 in the world, although they're not as popular to the casual fans as the other fighters in the roster, so it is understandable.

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).

Notable Snubs:

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.

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