For the first time in UFC video games, EA Sports has announced players will be able to use female fighters in the upcoming EA Sports UFC.


General Manager of EA Sports UFC Dean Richards said, “In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with.”

UFC President Dana White added, “Since we added the Women’s Bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone. The fights are always exciting, Ronda Rousey is as talented as any champion in the UFC and her rivalry with Miesha Tate is one of the most intense in UFC history. The female division has become a huge part of the UFC and fans will now be able to experience fighting with them in the game.”

Check out the interview below of Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on her upcoming fight with UFC rival Miesha Tate.

It’s quite exciting to see the rise of more playable female characters in video games this year. Around a month ago, Activision announced Call of Duty: Ghosts will have playable female characters for the first time in franchise history during its multiplayer reveal conference.

EA Sports UFC brawls its way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime next year.