One of the most feared and deadly fighters to ever step foot into the boxing ring is now making his Octagon debut. EA has revealed the pre-order mystery fighter to be none other than Mike Tyson.
Mike Tyson joins legends of the sport Bas Rutten and Kazushi Sakuraba as a trio of fighters available to pre-order customers. Tyson can also be unlocked during the game by making it to the Hall of Fame in Career mode. He will be available to fight as Light-heavyweight and heavyweight, boasts the strongest punching power in the game, and is represented in EA Sports UFC 2 during two time periods of his career.
“Iron” Mike Tyson depicts a younger fighter, climbing his way towards stardom in the 80’s. “Legacy” Mike Tyson depicts him towards the end of his career, head shaved and face tattoo adorned. To see what the former champ looks like in action, watch the trailer below.
I think Tyson is a cool addition to this year’s game. Anyone who watches UFC has seen him attend events and knows Dana White is a huge fan of his, along with many MMA fighters like Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones. I also like the fact that even if you don’t pre-order the title, you can still unlock him during the game.
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