'UFC Undisputed 3':The Light Heavyweights

October, 12, 2011
10/12/11
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By Jon Robinson
UFC Undisputed 3THQJon 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 3THQ

  • 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

  • Before he was a Fighter: Sales and Marketing for a telecommunications company


    2. Jason Brilz

    UFC Undisputed 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 Jackson

    UFC Undisputed 3THQ

  • 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 Jones

    UFC Undisputed 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 Rua

    UFC Undisputed 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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 3THQ

  • 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
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