Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Announced As First EA UFC Cover Fighter, Second to be Decided by Fans

EA announced today that Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will be one of two UFC fighters to appear on the cover of the upcoming EA Sports UFC game. The youngest champion in the history of UFC, Jones spot is well-deserved. “It’s a huge honor to be selected as one of the fighters to appear on the cover of EA SPORTS UFC,” said Jones. “I am a big fan of EA SPORTS and appearing on a cover is one of those things you dream about as a kid. I’ll definitely be following the Cover Vote to see which fighter the fans choose to join me as the face of the game.”

EA is turning to fans decide the second UFC fighter to appear alongside the cover with Jones, allowing fans to cast their vote right now. The vote will run intil Deecmber 1 and will consist of a weekly round-by-round, 16-fighter, head-to-head elimination tournament. Fans can double their voting power by using fighter-specific hashtags on “Twitter Vote Thursdays.”


EA SPORTS UFC Cover Vote Schedule:

·         Round of 16 : Prelims

o    Voting live from Mon, Nov. 4th – Sun, Nov. 10th

·         Round of 8 : Main Card

o    Voting live from Mon, Nov. 11th – Sun, Nov. 17th

·         Final Four : Co-Main Event

o    Voting live from Mon, Nov. 18th – Sun, Nov. 24th

·         Finals : Title Fight

o    Voting live from Mon, Nov. 19th – Sun, Dec. 1st

Voting by round will close each Sunday night at 12:00am and reopen Monday morning at 10:00am.

EA SPORTS UFC Cover Athlete Candidates:

  • Demetrious Johnson
  • Chris Weidman
  • Dominick Cruz
  • Junior Dos Santos
  • Urijah Faber
  • Chael Sonnen
  • Jose Aldo
  • Michael Bisping
  • Anthony Pettis
  • Alex Gustafsson
  • Ben Henderson
  • Daniel Cormier
  • Georges St-Pierre
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Johny Hendricks
  • Miesha Tate