Beyond the advanced striking and improved fighter animations, it looks like EA Sports UFC 3 is making an effort to show off the improvements they have made to career mode. Case in point, you can now follow the career of a fictional fighter the Vancouver developer created to watch them rise in the ranks before the game’s February 2 release. The concept started with fans voting on which made up fighter they wanted the developer to run a career with. There was a choice between two female Strawweights. Ruby Russo, a tattooed jujitsu fighter from Kansas with a significant reach or fire engine red-haired kickboxer Simone Suzuki from Las Vegas.
The fans voted on Twitter that they wanted to watch the career progression of Russo. As a result, EA Sports UFC 3 will be regularly sharing videos of Russo’s fights so that gamers can get an idea of what to expect when they create their own fighter and fight for their own UFC belt. And, ultimately, the moniker of the greatest of all time. The first video released from Russo’s career showed her professional MMA debut in the World Fighting Alliance. One of the concepts of the career mode in EA Sports UFC 3 is that fighters will have to toil in a lower league in order to become noticed and to get the call-up to the UFC. Russo’s first match video is below.
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In her MMA debut, Russo puts on an absolute striking clinic, focusing on hook combinations and a healthy dose of the left high kick. She was a little sloppy in her defense but it didn’t matter; her opponent had little to offer but single wild shots that rarely found their mark. EA Sports UFC 3‘s Twitter page has promised regular videos so gamers can watch Russo’s progression and see the various bells and whistles for when they have their own fighter step into the octagon.