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UFC Undisputed 3 Roster Reveal: Light Heavyweight Edition

Jon Jones leads a roster of light heavyweights looking to bloody each other up.

THQ’s “UFC Undisputed 3” is one of the most-anticipated fighting games of 2012. And while we can’t wait to jump into the octagon and pound a few polygons into a bloody pulp, we do have some news that will excite fight fans as they wait for the game’s January release. And by news, I’m talking about the game’s roster.

That’s right, ESPN’s Gamer Blog is here with the exclusive roster reveal, as we will break things down division by division starting with Jon Jones and the light heavyweights.

And while Jones was disappointed with his character in past games, this year “Bones” has the reach (and all new strikes!) to devastate opponents, including the right back fist. You’ll also find the likes of Lyoto Machida, complete with his patented front kick, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira making fools tap with the Anaconda Choke.

The full rundown of the light heavyweights that made the cut in “UFC Undisputed 3” is as follows:

1. Ryan Bader

UFC Undisputed 3
Nickname: Darth
From: Reno, Nevada
Age: 28
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 12-2
Skill Breakdown: Division I All-American Wrestler, heavy hands
UFC Fight History:57% Takedowns, 29% Striking, 14% Submissions
2. Jason Brilz
UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: Hitman
From: Bismarck, North Dakota
Age: 36
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 18-4-1
Skill Breakdown: Wrestling, Submissions
UFC Fight History: 37% Submissions, 35% Takedowns, 29% Striking
Before he was a Fighter:Firefighter

3. Phil Davis (Available via pre-order only)

Nickname: Mr. Wonderful
From: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Age: 26
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 9-0
Skill Breakdown: Wrestling
UFC Fight History: 42% Takedowns, 33% Striking, 25% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:Bartender

4. Cyrille Diabate

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: The Snake
From: Celle Saint Cloud, Paris France
Age: 37
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 18-7-3
Skill Breakdown: Striking, International experience, good camp
UFC Fight History: 89% Striking, 11% Takedowns
Before he was a Fighter:Bodyguard

5. Rashad Evans

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: Suga
From: Niagra Falls, New York
Age: 31
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 21-1-1
Skill Breakdown: Knockout power, conditioning, speed, takedowns
UFC Fight History: 76% Takedowns, 24% Striking
Before he was a Fighter:Security

6. Rich Franklin

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: Ace
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Age: 36
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 28-6-0, 1 NC
Skill Breakdown: Excellent striking skills, good conditioning, well rounded
UFC Fight History: 68% Striking, 24% Takedowns, 8% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:High School Teacher

7. Forrest Griffin

UFC Undisputed 3

From: Columbus, Ohio
Age: 32
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 18-7
Skill Breakdown: Wll-rounded, good grappling skills, heart, excellent leg kicks
UFC Fight History: 56% Striking, 28% Submissions, 16% Takedowns
Before he was a Fighter:Police Officer

8. Matt Hamill

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: The Hammer
From: Loveland, Ohio
Age: 34
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 11-4
Skill Breakdown: Boxing and wrestling
UFC Fight History: 55% Takedowns, 45% Striking
Before he was a Fighter:Electrician

9. Dan Henderson (also fights at middleweight)

Nickname: Hendo
From: Downy, California
Age: 40
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 25-7
Skill Breakdown: Mental attitude, wrestling, knockout power in both hands
UFC Fight History: 40% Striking, 39% Takedowns, 21% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:Olympic Wrestler

10. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: Rampage
From: Memphis, Tennessee
Age: 33
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 32-9
Skill Breakdown: Wrestling, strength, slamming ability
UFC Fight History: 54% Striking, 39% Takedowns, 7% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:Construction

11. Jon “Bones” Jones

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: Bones
From: Rochester, New York
Age: 24
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 14-1
Skill Breakdown: Wrestling, athleticism, unorthodox striking, championship experience
UFC Fight History: 45% Takedowns, 35% Striking, 19% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:College Student

12. Chuck Liddell

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: The Iceman
From: Santa Barbara, California
Age: 41
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 21-8
Skill Breakdown: Excellent striker, well-rounded grappler
UFC Fight History: 81% Striking, 19% Takedowns
Before he was a Fighter:Bartender

13. Lyoto Machida

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: The Dragon
From: Salvador, Brazil
Age: 33
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 17-2
Skill Breakdown: Unorthodox style, elusive with good head movement, karate background
UFC Fight History: 41% Striking, 34% Submissions, 26% Takedowns
Before he was a Fighter:Karate Teacher

14. Vladmir Matyushenko

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: The Janitor
From: Retchisa, Belarus
Age: 40
Height: 6′
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 26-5
Skill Breakdown: Physical strength, experience
UFC Fight History: 63% Takedowns, 30% Striking, 7% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:Wrestling coach

15. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

UFC Undisputed 3

From: Vitoria de Conquista, Bahia Brazil
Age: 35
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 19-5
Skill Breakdown: Boxing, Jiu Jitsu
UFC Fight History: 43% Submissions, 37% Striking, 20% Takedowns
Before he was a Fighter:Worked in law office

16. Tito Ortiz

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: Hunnington Beach Bad Boy
From: Hunnington Beach, California
Age: 36
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 17-9-1
Skill Breakdown: Good wrestler, great conditioning, vicious ground and pound, heart
UFC Fight History: 55% Takedowns, 33% Striking, 13% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:Framed houses

17. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: Shogun
From: Curitiba, Brazil
Age: 29
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 20-5
Skill Breakdown: Very aggressive, excellent background in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, excellent leg kicks
UFC Fight History: 54% Striking, 29% Takedowns, 17% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:Model

18. Thiago Silva

UFC Undisputed 3

From: Sao Paolo, Brazil
Age: 28
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 14-2, 1 NC
Skill Breakdown: Striking, aggressiveness
UFC Fight History: 46% Striking, 28% Takedowns, 26% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter:Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teacher

19. Brandon Vera

UFC Undisputed 3

Nickname: The Truth
From: Norfolk, Virginia
Age: 33
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 205 LB
Record: 11-5, 1 NC
Skill Breakdown: Excellent kicks, knees and elbows. Good grappling
UFC Fight History: 72% Striking, 23% Takedowns, 5% Submissions
Before he was a Fighter: Air Force veteran
Before he was a Fighter:Sales and Marketing for a telecommunications company

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