Publisher EA today announced that the cover of the upcoming EA Sports UFC game will feature UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
“It’s a huge honor to be selected as one of the fighters to appear on the cover of EA Sports UFC,” said Jones. “I am a big fan of EA Sports and appearing on a cover is one of those things you dream about as a kid. I’ll definitely be following the cover vote to see which fighter the fans choose to join me as the face of the game.”
Jones will share the cover with one other UFC fighter, to be determined by a voting tournament that starts today. The tournament includes 16 popular UFC fighters such as Georges St-Pierre and Ronda Rousey. The opening round of voting ends on November 10, with another round opening the next day. The tournament will have rounds each week in November, culminating with the final round on November 25.
In addition to the cover announcement, EA today also released a new trailer for this year’s UFC. Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t actually contain much footage of the game. Only a few behind-the-scenes glimpses of game art can be seen in-between footage of classic UFC matches: