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EA Sports has officially announced that former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture will appear on EA Sports MMA. Also added to the roster is former IFL welterweight Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron.
Couture and Hieron join a roster which alreadly includes Strikeforce fighters Fedor Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi and Renato “Babalu” Sobral.
“I have been a part of MMA for over 10 years and I am excited about the global visibility that a game like EA Sports MMA will bring to the sport,” said Couture. “Like my fighting career, I look forward to taking on all comers in EA Sports MMA.”
Couture, a native of Everett, Washington, possesses a decorated mixed martial arts record of 16-9. Couture has been fighting for over 10 years and has a resume that includes victories over the likes of Vitor Belfort, Kevin Randleman, Pedro Rizzo, Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Tim Sylvia, and Gabriel Gonzaga. Couture will be in action August 29 when he takes on former PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102 in Portland, Oregon.
Hieron, a member of Xtreme Couture, possess a mixed martial arts record of 15-4. Hieron holds victories over the likes of Fabio Holanda, Ronald Jhun, Pat Healy, Jake Ellenberger, and Jason High. Hieron was last in action at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg where he scored an unanimous decision victory over The Ultimate Fighter 7 veteran Jesse Taylor.
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